Exhibition at the Nerman Explores Issues of Race, Culture and Identity through Discarded Objects

New York-based artist Nari Ward has been described as a "modern archaeologist," using salvaged materials in his works, like television sets, discarded clothes, liquor signs and grocery carts.

Kansas City, MO – For the past 10 years, Ward has lived and worked in Harlem, collecting objects there to re-purpose. KCUR's Laura Spencer caught up with the artist recently at the Nerman Museum during the installation of the show called "Nari Ward ● Re-Presence."

"Nari Ward ● Re-Presence"
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Johnson County Community College, OP, KS
June 4 - August 29, 2010

Opens Friday, June 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Artist lecture, 7 p.m.
Concert by The Good Foot, 8 p.m.

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