January 6 – April 1, 2017
Decade: Selected Works from 2006 – 2016, an exhibition of ceramic sculpture by SACI Artist-in-Residence (Late Spring 2016) Misty Gamble, is a three-month retrospective on display during First Friday in March and every Thursday – Saturday 11-5 until April 1st at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. This show highlights several bodies of work and their development, spanning a decade. Sculptures from Sweet Terror, Explorations in Multiplicity, Abject Reverie, and Studio Nong over the years will be in this showing of specifically selected works. Recent works, Blue Sunday and Forevermore are also included in the exhibition.
“Through my ceramic sculptures, I confront and challenge conventional standards of womanhood, beauty, and power. My work is meant to upset the status quo so that one may re-examine their own notions of womanhood.” – Misty Gamble
Misty Gamble is the recipient of a number of honors including awards from the Martin Wong Foundation, National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Arts and the Ellice T. Johnston Foundation. In 2008, she received an artist grant from the Ruth Chenven Foundation and was honored as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. Misty has been awarded long-term residencies at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, where she earned the Howard Kottler Fellowship, and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Additionally, Gamble was invited to lead an Artist-Invite Artist Residency at Watershed and was an invited artist at Project Art in Cummington, Massachusetts. In 2014, Gamble was an invited artist at C.R.E.T.A Rome and has continued to study or teach in Italy since 2013. Gamble is the co-founder of Studio Nong: International Sculpture collective and residency program. Studio Nong travels to China (2013, 2016), the US and Europe to accomplish residencies that focus on clay figurative sculpture. Gamble is an Assistant Professor in the School of Foundation at the Kansas City Art Institute. Before receiving her MFA from San Francisco State University in the visual arts, she worked as an agent, publicist, and event producer in music and the performing arts. She has been widely published and her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, Missouri
First Friday Opening: March 3, 6-9 pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday 11-5 pm