Elias Sime: Tightrope Press Kit

Welcome to the online media center for the exhibition, Elias Sime: Tightrope. Below you will find a press release outlining the exhibition, a Working Exhibition Checklist, and a selection of works on view in this exhibition. Each image is accompanied by its respective image caption/credit information as well as a downloadable high-res and digital image file.

If you let us know what's been published, we will be certain to share your coverage with our members, subscribers, funders, and followers across social media.

Contact: Graham Carroll, Integrated Marketing Coordinator, at gcarroll@kemperart.org or (405) 618-3126


Click here to learn more about this exhibition.


PLEASE NOTE: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is temporarily closed to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Given the continued news of a major rise of COVID-19 cases in the Kansas City area, it feels necessary for the Museum to delay any plans to reopen at this time.

PLEASE CHECK THE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON REOPENING DATES AND RELATED NEWS BEFORE PROMOTING A MUSEUM VISIT.

Elias Sime

Photo: Brett Moen
Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York

300 dpi image

72 dpi image

Elias Sime, Tightrope 3, 2009–14

Image caption:

Elias Sime, Tightrope 3, 2009–14, reclaimed electronic components and fiberglass on panel, 82 x 195¼ inches. Private Collection, New York. © Elias Sime, courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: Adam Reich

300 dpi image

72 dpi image

Elias Sime, Tightrope: Behind the Beauty, 2017

Image caption:

Elias Sime, Tightrope: Behind the Beauty, 2017, reclaimed insulated wire on panel, 90⅞ x 127⅞ inches. Collection of Scott Mueller, Cleveland, Ohio. © Elias Sime, courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: Phoebe d'Heurle

300 dpi image

72 dpi image

 

Elias Sime, Tightrope: On the Edge, 2015

Image caption:

Elias Sime, Tightrope: On the Edge, 2015, reclaimed electronic components on panel, 48 x 258¾ inches. Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum Purchase made possible by a gift from the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, 2016.02.01. © Elias Sime, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: E. G. Schempf, 2019

300 dpi image

72 dpi image

Elias Sime, Tightrope: Surface and Shadow 2, 2016

Image caption:

Elias Sime, Tightrope: Surface and Shadow 2, 2016, reclaimed electronic components and buttons on panel, 110¼ x 206¾ inches. Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio. © Elias Sime, courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: Brian Pinkley

300 dpi image

72 dpi image

Elias Sime, Tightrope: The Dominant, 2017

Image caption:

Elias Sime, Tightrope: The Dominant, 2017, reclaimed insulated wire on panel, 81½ x 126¾ inches. Collection of Erica Tennenbaum and Alex Friedman, New York. © Elias Sime, courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: Phoebe d'Heurle

300 dpi image

72 dpi image