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IGNITE 2019: Introverted and OCD Exhibition

September 10, 2019 11:00 am –October 12, 2019 4:00 pm
left: color artwork by Kevin J. Lucey, right: black and white artwork by Jayoung Yoon

Curated by Mandy Cano Villalobos

Amidst social media bombardment and consumerist exchange, alienation overwhelms us and superficiality has become the norm. Pressed for time, we feel pressured to sacrifice those intangibles of existence that lack marketable value: intimacy, silence, and self-reflection. Yet a quiet protest has arisen. Introverted and OCD presents a collection of finely crafted works from artists who, mark by mark and incision by incision, grasp for a life of substance. Whether it’s the slow, constant crusade against the surge of impersonally digital hearts, likes, and emojis or the schizophrenic exertion to stay present in the moment, incessant repetition both distinguishes and unifies these artists’ processes.

Artists: Craig Dongoski, Marie N. Guex, Meg Hitchock, Lucha Rodriguez, Joseph Shetler, Alex Kvares, Kevin J. Lucey, Maureen Nollette, Tia Wierenga, Jayoung Yoon


The Fed Galleries @ KCAD are pleased to announce the inaugural season for our new initiative: IGNITE. This unique opportunity offers space, financial support, and mentorship to emerging curators to realize an exhibition idea within The Fed Galleries exhibition space. KCAD recognizes the importance of curation and believes in nurturing emerging curators by providing a framework for their development. Supporting the evolution of the curatorial process by providing critical feedback, a space in which to experiment and grow, and the financial support needed to realize the project are key ways in which the Fed Galleries @ KCAD facilitate and encourage learning and growth in this important field.

Images: Kevin J. Lucey, Jayoung Yoon

Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD Galleries at 616.451.2787 x1138 at least 72 hours in advance.