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The Fed Galleries Ring in 2014 With a Trio of New Exhibitions

Posted January 9, 2014 in Gallery

Here’s one New Year’s resolution that’s easy to keep: see more art! KCAD invites you inside the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building’s Fed Galleries, where three new quirky and colorful exhibitions await to inspire, enthrall, and provoke.

Beginning January 14 and running through February 15, these new exhibitions will engage your senses with films, illustrations, and drawings to provide you soul-warming stimulation during the long and icy tenure of winter in Michigan. The Fed Galleries are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm, and as always, admission is free of charge.

Crossing the Rubicon

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenbur

Crossing the Rubicon presents viewers with five films that follow a central character as he/she passes a point of no return in their lives through a moment that shapes them through sorrow or through joy. This exhibition is built on the idea that a good story is still worth slowing down for, even amidst the frenetic pace of our hyper-connected modern world. Stories are more than entertainment – they are links to our history and our collective consciousness that frame our relationships with one another and give us a window into cultures, perspectives, and ideas that are different from our own. Come lose yourself in these stories, and you will be surprised at what you find.

Illustrators 55

Illustration for Domestic Etch Magazine by Kali Ciesemier

Come see the most outstanding illustration work of 2013 in Illustrators 55, a traveling exhibition organized by the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators. The 40 works on display were selected in a juried competition and are broken up into seven categories (Sequential/Series, Uncommissioned, Editorial, Book, Advertising, Institutional, and Moving Image). Whether you’re looking to inspire your own illustrations or if you’re just interested in exploring the medium, this is your chance to see what America’s most innovative, exciting, and stylish illustrations look like.

Lather Rinse Repeat: Work by Sara DiDonato

Depressor by Sarah DiDonato

Within the imagined world of her drawings, artist Sara DiDonato explores ideas surrounding the ever-changing nature of feminine identity. Cultural norms constrain the subjects of her compositions – girls from various historical eras depicted in fantastical acts of balance, contortion, and female-identified rituals. In addition to DiDonato’s thought-provoking work, Lather Rinse Repeat will also feature a special free gallery talk with the artist on January 22 from 11:30am-12:30pm.

For further information on related lectures, workshops, and events, please visit kcad.edu/galleries.