The UMKC Gallery of Art presents a new exhibition by Caleb Harman, which runs Nov. 29 through Dec. 15. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. The UMKC Gallery of Art is in Room 203 of the UMKC Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes Street. Free parking is available in the Cherry Street Parking Garage, levels five and six.
The Fall of New Zion, is an exploration of the power of regional lore. Featuring paintings, drawings, videos and sound installations, Caleb Harman seeks to emulate the observed qualities of lurid storytelling. The Fall of New Zion uses the suspenseful qualities of oral narrative, to build a larger story that uses regional history and locale to secure the fantasy within a known reality. Using elements of reality in fantasy, the story takes on a sense of believability, which draws into question our understanding of the places that we inhabit.