Sylvan Lionni reinterprets established hierarchies and dissolves cultural hegemony through appropriative techniques which deconstruct symbolic objects and their clichés. Familar icons are illuminated by a new vocabulary that serves to charter networks of analogy between lived and imagined form.
KANSAS is pleased to present Hey Harmonica!, a solo exhibition of new sculpture by Tamara Zahaykevich. The humble, wall-mounted and freestanding constructions of Tamara Zahaykevich have an undeniable rough-hewn charm. Fashioned from mostly cast-off, paper-related materials mined from the studio and street including Styrofoam, foam board, canned foam, found paper, paint and ink, the resultant objects are joyous celebrations of color, texture and form.
Installation view. June 24 – July 30, 2011 KANSAS is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition Free Play, a group show featuring new works by Melissa Brown, Brendan Cass, Max Galyon, Jesse A Greenberg, Sylvan Lionni, Matthew Northridge, Shannon Plumb, Zach Rockhill and Tamara Zahaykevich. “Freeplay is the disruption of presence. The presence of an element is always a signifying and substitutive reference inscribed in a system of differences and the movement of a chain. […]