August First Friday : Angie Seykora

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Mid-America Arts Alliance presents Nebraska Artist Angie Seykora

M-AAA is pleased to present P L Y ; an installation by Angie Seykora for First Friday August 2 and September 6 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at 2018 Baltimore in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. We will be hosting the exhibition by Omaha, Nebraska, artist Angie Seykora in our downstairs Convening Space.

Angie Seykora creates formal, sculptural works that investigate and celebrate the inherent characteristics of manufactured materials through a physically engaged process of making. While fiber art traditions and Post-Minimalism influence her work, she creates surfaces and forms with materials ubiquitous within our plastic consumer culture such as found materials, discarded industrial materials, plastics and polyester. The engagement with each material begins with a playful approach, allowing the artist to explore the endless potential in each material and to really “know” each work through the process of making. Through meditative acts of repetition such as wrapping, stacking, knotting, and pattern making, the works exploit both the formal qualities and sheer visual lusciousness of each material.

P L Y will present works installed in direct communication with the space. The artist wants the audience to be challenged to look beyond the surface of what may appear to be visually familiar and to reconcile their initial assumptions with the prescribed value and understanding of materials, process and the handmade form. The works are objects of visual stimulation celebrating discovery through the act of making and potential within the seemingly accepted, yet often unknown.

View Seykora’s work on August 2 for First Fridays from 6:00–8:00 p.m., and at other times by appointment by contacting communciations (at) maaa.org.

About Angie Sekyora

Angie Seykora currently lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska. Seykora received an MFA in Sculpture from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been recognized by Amplify Arts in Omaha, Nebraska through an Unrestricted Artist Grant in 2018 and by the Nebraska Arts Council in 2016 through an Individual Artist Fellowship. In 2013, she was presented with the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award from the International Sculpture Center, where she was selected for the Art-St-Urban Sculpture Residency in St. Urban, Switzerland. Angie Seykora is an instructor of sculpture at Creighton University. Her work is exhibited and collected on a national and international level.