June Ahrens: Tapping Memories through Material

Sep 21, 2011

Artist June Ahrens draws on a wide range of materials, from rusty razor blades and air conditioner filters to insulation foam and pillows.

Kansas City, Mo. – The latest series by the artist uses broken acrylic mirrors, broken jars, and bottles to create works inspired by the events of 9/11.

KCUR's Laura Spencer caught up with Ahrens recently during the installation of two of her pieces, Hiding in Plain Site and Still Standing, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Acquisitions in Context: June Ahrens, on view September 9-December 24, 2011, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri.

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