• John Balistreri
    Reminiscentia, 1994
    wood fired ceramic
    dimensions variable
    Gift of Drs. Antonio and Luz Racela, 2015.4 
    © John Balistreri

    John Balistreri
    Reminiscentia, 1994
    wood fired ceramic
    dimensions variable
    Gift of Drs. Antonio and Luz Racela, 2015.4 
    © John Balistreri

  • Russell Crotty
    Summer Triangle Over Chumash Wilderness, 2003
    ink and watercolor paper on lucite
    36 x 36 inches
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase, Enid and Crosby Kemper and William T. Kemper Acquisition Fund, 2003.8
    © Russell Crotty, Photo: Dan Wayne

    Russell Crotty
    Summer Triangle Over Chumash Wilderness, 2003
    ink and watercolor paper on lucite
    36 x 36 inches
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase, Enid and Crosby Kemper and William T. Kemper Acquisition Fund, 2003.8
    © Russell Crotty, Photo: Dan Wayne

  • Neil Welliver 
    Lower Ducktrap, 1978
    oil on canvas
    96 x 96 inches
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 2009.31
    © Neil Welliver, courtesy of Alexandre Gallery, New York. Photo: Jen Cady

    Neil Welliver 
    Lower Ducktrap, 1978
    oil on canvas
    96 x 96 inches
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 2009.31
    © Neil Welliver, courtesy of Alexandre Gallery, New York. Photo: Jen Cady

Matter and Force

Friday, February 5, 2016 to Sunday, August 7, 2016

Matter and Force presents select works from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection that allow viewers to ponder the physical elements—dirt, clay, wood, paint—that artists use to harmonize material substance with creative vision. Throughout the exhibition viewers are encouraged to consider the artist’s choice of materials and the methods used to combine and arrange these elements into a unique work of art that visually references the natural world.