Mar 15, 2011    #041
Contact: Laura Byerley

Renowned artists visit UMKC to discuss upcoming collaborative photo-media exhibition

UMKC Department of Art and Art History hosting free artist's lecture on Wednesday, March 16

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Artists Alison Brady and Sarah Knobel will present an artist's lecture at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16 in Room 106 of UMKC's Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. The event is free and open to the public.

Alison Brady, a New York based artist, and Sarah Knobel, based out of DC, will be speaking about their collaborative photo-media exhibition, titled "Over Again." With this installation the artists examine the process of transitioning from carefree to careful adulthood -- how expectations, fears and desires alter. Brady and Knobel draw from their own experiences to present views on human interaction and constantly changing social constructs. The show features a joint video installation, after which the exhibition is titled, along with a variety of collaborative and individual works. The exhibit will be opening at the Urban Culture Project Space in Kansas City on March 18, 2011.

Alison Brady holds an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. She comes from the slightly tattered outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio. Her work is compelling, funny, and disturbing, that mucks through unconscious emotions, desires, and sexual compulsions, all unified by an aesthetic that vacillates between the banal and the fantastic. Brady exhibits nationally and internationally, and her work is featured in many private and public collections, such as Elton John's collection and the West Collection. Her work has been featured in publications such as New York Arts Magazine, Time Out NY and The New York Times. She was named one of the top emerging artists in the world by Saatchi Gallery.

Sarah Knobel is an emerging artist based out of Washington DC. She has shown her work both nationally and internationally with work at the SLICK Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, France, the Elaine Levy Project in Brussels, Belgium, and most recently at the University of Central Missouri in 2010 for the exhibition, "Playful Things," where her work notably confronted the psychologically uncomfortable situations often associated with contemporary milieu. Her work shows a personal conflict between one's identity and expectations, both imagined and real. Although Knobel's work can be somewhat humorous, it often ends with the feelings of vulnerability and isolation that suffuse today's society.

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