• Harry Callahan (American, 1912–1999)
    Eleanor, Indiana, 1948
    gelatin silver print
    4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Susan and Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 1995.91
    © The Estate of Harry Callahan, courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. Photo: courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery.

    Harry Callahan (American, 1912–1999)
    Eleanor, Indiana, 1948
    gelatin silver print
    4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Susan and Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 1995.91
    © The Estate of Harry Callahan, courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. Photo: courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery.

  • Lynn Davis (American, b. 1944)
    Iceberg #7, Disko Bay, Greenland, 1988
    gelatin silver print with selenium toning
    edition 2 of 10
    28 x 28 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
    Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, 1995.19
    © Lynn Davis. Photo: Dan Wayne

    Lynn Davis (American, b. 1944)
    Iceberg #7, Disko Bay, Greenland, 1988
    gelatin silver print with selenium toning
    edition 2 of 10
    28 x 28 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
    Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, 1995.19
    © Lynn Davis. Photo: Dan Wayne

  • Hugh Merrill (American, b. 1969)
    Black Moon's Tide, 2008
    mixed media on paper
    32 x 46 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Maria Racela Smith and Jeremy Smith, 2009.32
    © Hugh Merrill

    Hugh Merrill (American, b. 1969)
    Black Moon's Tide, 2008
    mixed media on paper
    32 x 46 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Maria Racela Smith and Jeremy Smith, 2009.32
    © Hugh Merrill

Earth & Sky: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 to Friday, November 27, 2015
Kemper East

The ever-changing light cast from the sky reflects patterns onto the earth’s surfaces—ripples on the surface of water, buildings and windows, and people’s bodies as they bask in the sunshine. In this selection of works on paper from the Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection, artists capture the sky’s illumination, creating abstract or representational images of their perceptions. Together, these observations enhance the artists’ deep explorations of the phenomenological connections between earth and sky.