Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Exhibitions

A Kansas Art Sampler
  • A Kansas Art Sampler
  • 23-Oct-2004 - 06-Feb-2005
  • White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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When Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow stole a sand-colored Ford V-8 sedan from a private Topeka residence in 1934, little did they know it would be their last getaway car. Seventy years after Bonnie and Clyde met their violent end in rural Louisiana, Abilene artist Randy Regier offers the infamous vehicle in the form of a toy, complete with life-like blood, bullet holes, and packaging consistent with those used for model cars manufactured in the early to mid twentieth century. Regier's interpretation of the bullet-riddled vehicle is part of A Kansas Art Sampler, on view in the Spencer's White Gallery from Oct. 23 through Feb.6, 2005. The exhibition highlights notable and visionary work either related to the state and its history, or produced by Kansas artists, and is organized in conjunction with Kansas Art and Culture, an art history course offered this fall by Professors Charles C. Eldredge and Charles M. Berg. The objects selected emphasize topics covered in the class, such as Bleeding Kansas, issues of race, environment and land use, as well as perceptions of the region. The exhibition includes loaned work by Regier and New York artist Joe Coleman, as well as recent acquisitions to the Spencer's collection by Robert Swain Gifford and Lisa Grossman.


Organized by the Spencer Museum of Art in conjunction with History of Art 505, Kansas Art and Culture, taught by Professors Charles C. Eldredge and Charles Berg.
Gould Evans Associates, Corporate Sponsor.

This exhibition will highlight notable and visionary work that is either related to the state and its history, or produced by Kansas artists. The objects selected emphasize topics covered in the class, such as Bleeding Kansas, issues of race, environment and land use, as well as perceptions of the region. The exhibition includes loaned work by Abilene artist Randy Regier and New York artist Joe Coleman, as well as recent acquisitions to the Spencer’s collection by Robert Swain Gifford and Lisa Grossman.