• Angela Dufresne, American, b. 1969
    The lost fishing vilage of Diderot, Boucher, and Lorraine or the movie set of pioneer legacy, 2009
    oil on canvas
    72 x 90 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York: Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons funds, 2011, 2011.9
    © Angela Dufresne, courtesy of CRG Gallery, New York. Photo: courtesy of the artist

     

    Angela Dufresne, American, b. 1969
    The lost fishing vilage of Diderot, Boucher, and Lorraine or the movie set of pioneer legacy, 2009
    oil on canvas
    72 x 90 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York: Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons funds, 2011, 2011.9
    © Angela Dufresne, courtesy of CRG Gallery, New York. Photo: courtesy of the artist

     

  • Installation View, Be Inspired!, at Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Bruce Mathews.

    Installation View, Be Inspired!, at Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Bruce Mathews.

  • Installation View, Be Inspired!, at Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Bruce Mathews.

    Installation View, Be Inspired!, at Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Bruce Mathews.

  • Installation View, Be Inspired!, at Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Bruce Mathews.

    Installation View, Be Inspired!, at Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Bruce Mathews.

  • Installation View, Be Inspired!, at Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Bruce Mathews.

    Installation View, Be Inspired!, at Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Bruce Mathews.

  • Nicole Awai, Trinidadian, b. 1966
    Go Go Green Compression: Mix More Media!, 2010
    graphite, acrylic, nail polish on paper
    38 x 50 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the Vilcek Foundation, 2012.8.1
    © Nicole Awai. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

    Nicole Awai, Trinidadian, b. 1966
    Go Go Green Compression: Mix More Media!, 2010
    graphite, acrylic, nail polish on paper
    38 x 50 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the Vilcek Foundation, 2012.8.1
    © Nicole Awai. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

  • Nicole Awai, Trinidadian, b. 1966
    Go Go Gone, 2011
    acrylic, polyurethane resin, nail polish and graphite on wood and foam
    72 x 60 x 48 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the Vilcek Foundation, 2012.8.2a–w
    © Nicole Awai. Photo: Bruce Mathews, 2012

     

    Nicole Awai, Trinidadian, b. 1966
    Go Go Gone, 2011
    acrylic, polyurethane resin, nail polish and graphite on wood and foam
    72 x 60 x 48 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the Vilcek Foundation, 2012.8.2a–w
    © Nicole Awai. Photo: Bruce Mathews, 2012

     

  • Bo Joseph, American, b. 1969
    Return to Plato's Cave, 2009
    ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil pastel, tempera, pencil on joined paper
    36 1/2 x 76 1/2 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, 2012.4
    © Bo Joseph, courtesy of the artist and McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas. Photo: Bruce Mathews, 2013

     

    Bo Joseph, American, b. 1969
    Return to Plato's Cave, 2009
    ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil pastel, tempera, pencil on joined paper
    36 1/2 x 76 1/2 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, 2012.4
    © Bo Joseph, courtesy of the artist and McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas. Photo: Bruce Mathews, 2013

     

  • Matt Rich, American, b. 1976
    Double Twist, 2012
    latex, acrylic and spray paint on cut paper and linen tape
    43 1/8 x 73 3/4 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 R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 2012.6
    © Matt Rich, courtesy of the artist and Samsøñ, Boston, MA. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

     

    Matt Rich, American, b. 1976
    Double Twist, 2012
    latex, acrylic and spray paint on cut paper and linen tape
    43 1/8 x 73 3/4 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 R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 2012.6
    © Matt Rich, courtesy of the artist and Samsøñ, Boston, MA. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

     

  • Jim Sajovic, American, b. 1943
    The Fire and the Rose, 2011
    pigmented inks and acrylic on canvas
    49 1/2 x 45 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Museum purchase made possible by a gift from J. Scott Francis, Francis Family Foundation Discretionary Fund, 2011.26
    © Jim Sajovic. 

     

    Jim Sajovic, American, b. 1943
    The Fire and the Rose, 2011
    pigmented inks and acrylic on canvas
    49 1/2 x 45 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Museum purchase made possible by a gift from J. Scott Francis, Francis Family Foundation Discretionary Fund, 2011.26
    © Jim Sajovic. 

     

  • Stacey Steers
    Night Hunter, 2011
    Handmade works on paper converted into film, 35 mm to HD, stereo sound
    duration: 15:30
    Music and sound by Larry Polansky
    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt
    Photo: courtesy of Galerie Anita Beckers

    Stacey Steers
    Night Hunter, 2011
    Handmade works on paper converted into film, 35 mm to HD, stereo sound
    duration: 15:30
    Music and sound by Larry Polansky
    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt
    Photo: courtesy of Galerie Anita Beckers

Be Inspired!

Friday, September 7, 2012 to Friday, June 7, 2013
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Be Inspired! connected works new to the Permanent Collection and the opportunity for the community to hear from the artists who created them. New work in diverse media by Nicole Awai, Angela Dufresne, Bo Joseph, Matt Rich, Jim Sajovic and (non-Permanent Collection) filmmaker Stacey Steers was featured.