October 21st – November 10th, 2016: Sarah Hearn – Accumulation

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On 3rd Friday in October, Kiosk Gallery presents Accumulation by Kansas City artist Sarah Hearn. Over the course of 3.5 years, Hearn observed, photographed, and categorized cloud types – selecting 27 representative examples of the most common clouds. Using a wet-plaster method, she transferred the cloud images onto wood panels that correspond with the international weather symbols representing those cloud types. The resulting frescos reflect the powerful, simple tools needed to communicate weather information internationally, yet acknowledge the capricious nature of the weather.
Dates: October 21st through November 10th, 2016
Artist’s Reception: October 21st, 6-9 pm
Open Hours: Fridays 12-6 pm, Saturdays 12-4 pm, and by appointment

Bio: Sarah Hearn is a visual artist and citizen scientist. Her artwork, rooted in drawing, photography, installation and participatory culture, explores the shifting boundaries of science and science fiction. Sarah has exhibited in galleries and art spaces across the United States and has contributed to international collaborations in Brooklyn, Berlin and Reading, UK. Hearn’s project Invisible Landscapes was the subject of a 2016 solo exhibition at the University of Notre Dame. Formerly she was a Charlotte Street Foundation studio resident and a visiting artist at Cow House Studios in County Wexford, Ireland. Her artwork represented the United States in the World Creativity Biennial of 2010. In 2015 her city-wide project Urban Colonization engaged audiences to hunt for artificial lichen colonies hidden throughout Kansas City. Sarah is Program Manager at Artist INC. She served as Artist INC facilitator for Kansas City and a Liaison for Austin and Oklahoma City. Sarah is a Co-Director of PLUG Projects, a Kansas City-based curatorial collaborative dedicated to contemporary artists. She earned a BFA at Santa Fe University of Art & Design, and an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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