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View Art in a New Perspective as You Visit the Abstracted Wonders Exhibit

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to come check out the Abstracted Wonders: The Power of Lines exhibit. The featured artists employ artistic approaches from kinetic art, geometric abstraction, Color Field, and Op art. Geometry and patterns in geography like those made by land and water inform horizontal, vertical, and perpendicular lines in these two- and three-dimensional works.

Two recently acquired Original Designs for Gemini Sculpture by Josef Albers are studies for his installation at UMB Bank. These studies were part of Albers’s larger series titled Structural Constellations. Through this series, Albers achieved the primary goal of Op art: to produce effects that confuse and excite the eye.

Suzanne Caporael offers abstract observations of several bodies of water in three original hand-painted lithographs: Sapelo Island Creek, Georgia; Jade Bay, North Sea, Germany; and Dutch Wadden Zee. Caporael studied these places and abstracted them in hopes of what she calls “defining the natural world.” Her descriptive titles help situate the viewer and interpret the geographical perspectives of her works.

Sean Scully is influenced by the Color Field artists of the late 1940s, who used the expressive power of color to reveal emotional states of mind, and the Fauves of the early twentieth century, who employed intense colors to explore light and space. Scully combines these objectives in The Moroccan. Abstracted Wonders: The Power of Lines will be on display through March 17, 2019.

At Edgewater at City Center Apartments in Lenexa, Kansas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 5, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

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