Warren Rosser and James Woodfill: Transmissions / Signals

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5—7PM
Free Parking in the Cherry St. garage, levels 5 & 6

Alt. Lecture KC:
Wednesday, September 16 from 7:00-9:00pm in the Gallery
Panelists: Warren Rosser, James Woodfill, David Cateforis, and Rebecca Dubay

Exhibition Dates:
Thursday, September 3 – Friday, October 16, 2015

The UMKC Gallery of Art presents Transmissions / Signals, the most recent work of Warren Rosser and James Woodfill. Built around a discussion of the extended medium of painting, this work brings focus to the expansive definition that both artists have of the discipline.

Transmissions / Signals has taken the form of not only this exhibition, but a book as well, scheduled for release in early September. Together, they examine the history of dialogue between these two artists, starting as a student – teacher relationship in the late 1970’s shortly after Rosser’s addition to the KCAI Faculty, and extending to present day where both teach in the Painting Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.

The alternate paths that each have pursued help frame a discussion about their teaching philosophies as well, building by example a narrative that describes the pedagogical structure of the Painting Department at KCAI, where Rosser has worked to establish a faculty with a vast diversity of intent, and where both bring the professional practice into direct contact with students.

Point to the Center: An Alt. Lecture KC discussion between Rosser, Woodfill, and art history professors David Cateforis and Rebecca Dubay on Wednesday, September 16 from 7:00-9:00pm in the gallery will introduce the collaborative project marking the history of dialogue between the artists. Founded in 2013 by Jessica Borusky, Alt. Lecture KC pairs a local aesthetic producer with someone from outside the city in order to cultivate creative conversation across state lines.

Contact the Gallery for more information.


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