Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft


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    Photography as Documentation 

    Featuring Kiah Celeste

    Dates: September 14 – November 7, 2021
    Events: TBA – Panel Discussion

    KMAC will present a solo show of new photographs from Brooklyn-born, Louisville-based artist, Kiah Celeste. As she resituates and transforms outmoded industrial and consumer objects into aesthetically charged modernist constructions, Celeste will create a new series of photographic images that trace her chance encounters with the materials and processes used for composing her sculptures. Her images will reveal the social implications about what it means to navigate the world as an artist working among the industrialized spoils of late-stage capitalism in the United States

    Celeste’s new photographs will capture her interactions with her ongoing series of recent sculptures using recycled industrial and synthetic objects. Recalling the chronicled performances of the African-American artist Senga Nengudiand the photographic sculptures of Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, Celeste will return to her creative foundations in photography to produce a set of new images that document her engagement with her sculptures in situ, either in the natural and built environments where she finds most of her materials or in her studio where she relies on trial and error to discover how she can manipulate the objects that she uses to construct her sculptures and installations


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