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Kemper ARTcast: Interview Artist James Gobel

James Gobel, I'll Be Your Friend, I'll Be Your Love, I'll Be Everything You Need, 2009; felt, yarn, acrylic and rhinestones on canvas, 72 in. x 56 in.; Collection Glenn Fuhrman, New York, Courtesy Kravets/Wehby, New York

Please note: some adult themes.
Kemper Museum Educator of Adult Programs, Amy Duke, interviews artist James Gobel about his inspirations and process of creating his large-scale works on canvas.

By Drew Bolton


Kansas City, Mo. – "Pattern ID"
January 28-May 8, 2011
Kemper Museum

According to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art's website: "Over the last two decades, artists have increasingly turned to pattern and dress as a language with which to communicate who they are and where they come from. The experiences of culture clash, immigration, and multi-ethnicity in our globalized world have driven artists to use this visual language to chart their personal and communal histories."

Produced in collaboration with KCUR 89.3 FM, Kemper ARTcasts is the Kemper Museum's podcast series. This project brings the voices and insights of artists, as well as community and curatorial voices, to a broad range of listeners.

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