• Linda Francis (American, b. 1943)
    The Square and the Tortoise, 2001
    oil on wood panel
    72 x 72 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, 2006, 2007.1
    © Linda Francis.

    Linda Francis (American, b. 1943)
    The Square and the Tortoise, 2001
    oil on wood panel
    72 x 72 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, 2006, 2007.1
    © Linda Francis.

  • Brendan Cass (American, b. 1973)
    Capri, 2009
    acrylic on canvas
    78 x 132 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, 2012.3
    © Brendan Cass, courtesy of the artist and McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas. Photo: courtesy of the artist and McClain Gallery

    Brendan Cass (American, b. 1973)
    Capri, 2009
    acrylic on canvas
    78 x 132 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, 2012.3
    © Brendan Cass, courtesy of the artist and McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas. Photo: courtesy of the artist and McClain Gallery

  • Liz Whitney Quisgard (American, b. 1929)
    Ribbons, 1986
    acrylic on canvas
    48 x 72 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Anonymous gift, 2013.24
    © Liz Whitney Quisgard.

    Liz Whitney Quisgard (American, b. 1929)
    Ribbons, 1986
    acrylic on canvas
    48 x 72 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Anonymous gift, 2013.24
    © Liz Whitney Quisgard.

  • Friedel Dzubas (American, 1915–1994)
    Augenblick, 1986
    acrylic on seventeen canvases
    107 1/8 x 250 3/4 (overall)
    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, 1995.27
    © Estate of Friedel Dzubas. Photo: Dan Wayne

    Friedel Dzubas (American, 1915–1994)
    Augenblick, 1986
    acrylic on seventeen canvases
    107 1/8 x 250 3/4 (overall)
    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, 1995.27
    © Estate of Friedel Dzubas. Photo: Dan Wayne

Make Your Mark

Friday, September 5, 2014 to Saturday, August 8, 2015
Kemper at the Crossroads

Making a mark can be an expression of an artist’s signature style, the literal result of the artist’s gesture interacting with the surface of a work, or more simply the manipulation of material. Make Your Mark features ten works from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection that emphasize the individual tropes and gestures employed by a selection of artists in making their signature mark. This exhibition celebrates the distinctive marks that define the identifiable styles of these individual artists.