Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis
|October 5th - January 26th, 2013
Featuring: Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis
Opening Reception - First Friday, October 5th, 2012, 6-9pm
Two 2003 graduates of the renowned Kansas City Art Institute Ceramics Department return to Kansas City to install site-specific work at the Belger Arts Center and Red Star Studios. Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis both teach at the University of Cincinnati and frequently create installations as a team known as Future Retrieval. They travel extensively and have exhibited around the world including in New York, Toronto, Dubai, and Belgium.
For the upcoming Kansas City installation, Parker and Davis visited the Belger Arts Center and Red Star Studios along with the Belger Foundation art collection. Responding to the works they found, Parker and Davis are creating new work using archival molds found at the Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati. The exhibit opens on Friday, October 5, 2012, and runs through January 26, 2013. Belger Arts Center gallery assistant Mo Dickens said, “I have known both these young artists since their sophomore year at KCAI. We stayed in touch through their MFA years at Ohio State University and I think they are making very interesting work. After seeing work that was created for the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, we are very excited to see how these two will respond to the Belger Collection.” This exhibition is a collaboration between Belger Art Center and Red Star Studios.
Guy Michael Davis was born in 1978 and raised in Bartlesville, OK. He received his BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA in ceramics from Ohio State University. Davis is an adjunct instructor at the University of Cincinnati and works for several designers across the country.
Katie Parker was born in Jonesboro, AR in 1980 and grew up in Plano, TX. She received her BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA in ceramics from Ohio State University. She's currently an assistant professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati where she heads the ceramics program. Most recently Katie was the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the City of Cincinnati, as well as an Ohio Arts Grant in Collaborative Design.
Davis and Parker have collaborated for several years, making work that combines new technologies and meticulously hand-painted surface techniques.
Press: Brooklyn-based art blog, Hyperallergic, published a review of the Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis exhibition.
1/17/2012: Read the Kansas City Star review of the Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis exhibition.
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