• Hope Gangloff, (American, b. 1974)
    Vera, 2013
    acrylic on canvas
    81 x 54 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Paul Uhlmann, Jr., 2013.2
    © Hope Gangloff, courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, New York.

    Hope Gangloff, (American, b. 1974)
    Vera, 2013
    acrylic on canvas
    81 x 54 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Paul Uhlmann, Jr., 2013.2
    © Hope Gangloff, courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, New York.

  • Neeta Madahar, (British, b. 1966)
    Suky with Cherry, 2010
    chromogenic print on Kodak Ultra Endura paper
    edition 3 of 9
    40 x 30 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Neeta Madahar and Paul Hemingway, 2014.12.
    © Neeta Madahar. Photo: Courtesy of Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

    Neeta Madahar, (British, b. 1966)
    Suky with Cherry, 2010
    chromogenic print on Kodak Ultra Endura paper
    edition 3 of 9
    40 x 30 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Neeta Madahar and Paul Hemingway, 2014.12.
    © Neeta Madahar. Photo: Courtesy of Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

  • Installation view of Dressed Up, Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Tammy Ljungblad

    Installation view of Dressed Up, Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Tammy Ljungblad

  • Installation view of Dressed Up, Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Tammy Ljungblad

    Installation view of Dressed Up, Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Tammy Ljungblad

  • Installation view of Dressed Up, Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Tammy Ljungblad

    Installation view of Dressed Up, Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Tammy Ljungblad

  • Installation view of Dressed Up, Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Tammy Ljungblad

    Installation view of Dressed Up, Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
    Photo: Tammy Ljungblad

  • Hope Gangloff, (American, b. 1974)
    Vera (detail), 2013
    acrylic on canvas
    81 x 54 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Paul Uhlmann, Jr., 2013.2
    © Hope Gangloff, courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, New York.

    Hope Gangloff, (American, b. 1974)
    Vera (detail), 2013
    acrylic on canvas
    81 x 54 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Paul Uhlmann, Jr., 2013.2
    © Hope Gangloff, courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, New York.

  • Trenton Doyle Hancock
    The Year: Pull, 2009
    etching on paper
    edition 6 of 25
    28 1/2 27 1/2 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai

    Trenton Doyle Hancock
    The Year: Pull, 2009
    etching on paper
    edition 6 of 25
    28 1/2 27 1/2 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai

  •  Marcia Kure
    The Renate Series: You Know Who and the Chambermaid VI, 2013
    kolanut pigment, silver acrylic, pencil, watercolor on Arches HP watercolor paper
    22 1/2 x 18 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, New York

     Marcia Kure
    The Renate Series: You Know Who and the Chambermaid VI, 2013
    kolanut pigment, silver acrylic, pencil, watercolor on Arches HP watercolor paper
    22 1/2 x 18 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, New York

Dressed Up

Friday, October 11, 2013 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

This exhibition presents works of art—photography, collage, and paintings—that exist at the intersection of nature, culture, artifice, and perception. The theater of the self, influenced by art history, pop culture, and fashion, takes center stage in this international exhibition. Every picture in this visually lush exhibition tells an aspect of the story of our times. Photographs of constructed realities in the Flora series were created in collaboration between Neeta Madahar and the subjects of the portraits. African American Hip Hop culture meets Victorian excess in a series of watercolor-and-photo collages by Nigerian-born Marcia Kure. Hope Gangloff, who lives and works in up-state New York, creates a very contemporary take on the portrait tradition with a record of her artist community comrades and paints portraits of her friends that capture a very 21st-century aesthetic of clothing and mood combined with a 19th-century love of line and gesture. Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s collaged paintings and etchings are imbued with fictional narratives that explore ideas of reclaiming identity through the development of adapted personalities, which are illuminated by his use of repeated symbols and masking motifs.