Programs  Passion & Obsession: From the Collection

Passion & Obsession: From the Collection

Nov 12, 2016 -
May 6, 2017

KANEKO | 1111 Jones St


KANEKO presents our fall exhibition, Passion & Obsession: From the Collection. We invite you to share in the overwhelming passion of the artist to create and join in the obsession of the connoisseurs who are moved to collect. Passion & Obsession: From the Collection will run from November 12, 2016 through May 6, 2017.

Passion & Obsession: From the Collection, will showcase astounding works of scale, process, and beauty culled from local collections including the Karen & Robert Duncan Collection, Steve Wake Collection, Annette & Paul Smith Collection, Polina and Bob Schlott Collection, Betiana & Todd Simon Collection, Kathy & Marc LeBaron Collection, Ree & Jun Kaneko Collection and the KANEKO Collection.

Rarely exhibited contemporary artworks will inhabit KANEKO’s space representing the passion of artists from around the world and the obsession of collectors who capably discern the importance and beauty of visual art. Passion & Obsession: From the Collection will include ceramic sculpture, glass sculpture & installations, drawings, and paintings from several internationally renowned artists including Viola Frey, Tony Hepburn, Leiko Ikemura, Jun Kaneko, Manuel Neri, Annabeth Rosen, Therman Statom, Goro Suzuki, Akio Takamori, and Sunkoo Yuh.

Admission to the gallery is FREE and open to the public.
Exhibition runs November 12, 2016 – May 6, 2017.
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The work in SPACE 1 & 6 will be rotated throughout the duration of this exhibition. This change represents a sampling of the incredible depth and diversity of Jun Kaneko’s career and the KANEKO Collection.

November 11 – January 6 | 1965 – 1971
January 13 – February 17 | 1975 – 1989
February 24 – March 31 | 1990 – 1999
April 10 – May 6 | 2001 – Present

November 11 – January 6 | SEARCHING
January 13 – February 17 | SPIRAL
February 24 – March 31 | SPIN
April 10 – May 6 | SUMI

Curatorial Statement
The dynamic between Artist and Collector has governed the way the public views art for centuries. The focus of this exhibition is to highlight the importance of such collections not only for the institution but also as a resource for our community. Although it is difficult to convey, in exhibition, the profoundness of change and cycle that are intrinsic to the practice and lives of prolific artists, Passion and Obsession: From the Collection will do just that. Specially curated works from key collections in the region will join with pieces from the KANEKO collection for a powerful an exceptional visual experience. Artists include Viola Frey, Tony Hepburn, Leiko Ikemura, Jun Kaneko, Manuel Neri, Annabeth Rosen, Therman Statom, Goro Suzuki, Akio Takamori, Sunkoo Yuh, and a few other visionaries. While some of the artwork that will be presented from the KANEKO collection has never been shown before, other pieces in the collection have appeared in many major national and international museums.

Thanks to our sponsors:
Karen and J. Robert Duncan
Holland Foundation
Valmont Industries Inc.
Burlington Capital Foundation
Nebraska Arts Council
Nebraska Cultural Endowment
Humanities Nebraska
Robert B. Daugherty Foundation
Sherwood Foundation
Iowa West Foundation
Cooper Foundation
Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund

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