Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, photos by Jennifer Steinkamp
Artist: Jennifer Steinkamp Title: Retinal Date: 2018 Dimensions: Variable, Nelson Atkins 17' x 11.25' and 11.75' x 11.25' Exhibition History:
Open Spaces, Swope Park and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, curated by Dan Cameron, August 25 - October 28, 2018, exhibited 1 and 2 white.
Impeach, Lehmann Maupin, New York, New York, curated by Carla Camacho, February 28 - April 13, 2019, exhibited 2 green.
Still-Life, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, September 19 - October 30, 2019, exhibited 2 green.
Souls, Leeahn, Seoul, South Korea, September 3 - October 31, 2020, exhibited 2 and 1.
Nanjing Art Fair International, Shanghai, China, November 26 - 29, 2020, exhibited 3.
Description: The art is a direct response to the design of the Bloch Building addition, its lighting and the nomenclature used by the architect Steven J. Holl to describe the windows. The windows are referred to as lens. The animation imagery conjures the idea of the rentinal veins in an eye as refractive and liquid. The building and the art turn on at sunset.