Monday, March 9, 2015

Mark Leary Mobiles @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art


straightline curve - stabile by mark leary

I'm very excited to share that a selection of my mobiles and tabletop stabiles will be spinning soon at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO.

Designed by one of the country's most respected modernist architects, Gunnar Birkerts, the museum's main building is, well, it's a work of art in itself.

The museum is incredibly unique on a number of fronts - not the least of which is that it has three locations spread throughout Kansas City to open up art and art education to the masses.

In addition to a suite of my most modern hanging mobile designs, the super cool folks at the Kemper Museum Shop challenged me to develop really graphic, streamlined bases for the stabiles they'd selected.

I had a blast re-imagining and replacing my typically very organic bases with much more linear interpretations. A couple examples are attached below (to see them all, you'll have to visit the Museum Shop yourself).

It's so neat to be able to collaborate with those who use art to inform and inspire. Thank you to Raina and Craig.

If you're in the Kansas City area, please be sure to drop in to the Museum Shop (located in the main building at 4420 Warwick Boulevard) and say hello.

squarebird (5.5"x7")
straightline curve (5"x9")

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