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May 5, 2022 - September 25, 2022
Kansas Focus Gallery, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Arts & Performances

Selected works by a former JCCC professor, from the collection of Landon Kirchner and Barbara Smith

This exhibition presents the work of master printmaker and mixed media artist Zigmunds Priede. Priede, who was born in Latvia in 1935 and is currently based in Kansas City, is a beloved former JCCC faculty member whose students have had successful careers in the art world.

After receiving his master’s degree in painting from the University of California at Berkeley, “Zig” moved to New York, where he worked alongside world-renowned artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Some of the most iconic prints of the 20th century were made by Priede, and he has been recognized for helping establish the renaissance of printmaking and its acceptance as an art form by contemporary painters in the New York art scene.

Zigmunds Priede: Aggregates of Time marks the 60th anniversary of Priede’s move to New York to become a master printmaker at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE). This exhibition will be on view from May 5–Sep. 25 in the Kansas Focus Gallery. Free admission.