Review: “Elias Sime: Tightrope,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Review: “Elias Sime: Tightrope,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

"Originally the theme of 'Tightrope' was one of attempting to balance the rapid changes a city undergoes as its urban core grows and develops. Sime realized that tension can also be exacerbated by the expansion of and dependence on technology in our lives. 'My work reclaims these machines in a tender way, as I am not in opposition to technology. It’s about how to balance it with “real” life. We’ve become off-balance. My title for my series of collages, “Tightrope,” 2013, has a double meaning. It’s about this equilibrium, but I also wanted it to evoke a string: If you pull it too tight, it will break,' Sime explains." ––Nan Chisholm, KC STUDIO 

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