Saturday, June 23, 2018

Exhibition: Firelei Báez’s “To Access the Places that Lie Beyond” - show runs through Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art — Kansas City, Missouri USA

(Image: Firelei Báez 'Untitled' Gouache and ink on paper)
“To Access the Places that Lie Beyond” thru June 24, 2018 at Kemper Museum
Exhibition:  Firelei Báez’s “To Access the Places that Lie Beyond” - show runs through Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art — Kansas City, Missouri USA ; Event Details - Location: The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111; Tel: 816-753-5784; Website: Kemper Museum.
Event Description: “The Kemper Museum is commissioning artist Firelei Báez to create a site-specific work of art for the Museum’s atrium, a project in its second year. Báez was born in 1981 in the Dominican Republic, and lives and works in New York. Her imagery builds upon the convergence of cultural histories and examines immigration, identity, and social and historical relevance from both human and folkloric perspectives. Jared Quinton, writer and critic for Artsy, in February 2016 described Báez as 'one of our most gifted and relevant young artists working today' ...”Read more: Kemper Museum
About the Artist: “Firelei Báez makes large scale, intricate works on paper that are intrinsically indebted to a rigorous studio practice. Through a convergence of interest in anthropology, science fiction, black female subjectivity and women's work; her art explores the humor and fantasy involved in self-making within diasporic societies, which have an ability to live with cultural ambiguities and use them to build psychological and even metaphysical defenses against cultural invasions. She received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union's School of Art in 2004, participated in The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2008, and later received an M.F.A. from Hunter College in 2010. She has held residencies at The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace, The Lower East Side Print Shop and The Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace ...”Read more: Firelei Báez-Bio
For further information: Kemper Museum. For further information about the Artist: Firelei Báez-Bio. Related Article: https://repeatingislands.com/2017/08/25/firelei-baezs-to-access-the-places-that-lie-beyond/.

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