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Posted on: December 9, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield, MO. (December 9, 2020) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to present the interference structure provides, which examines work by a group of loosely related artists from the 1960s and 1970s. This special exhibition includes artists like Michael Kidner, Garo Antreasian, and Gordon House, who were interested in the ways in which systemic structures could be applied to the process of art-making. Highly analytical in nature, each of these artists was reacting against a traditional focus on the art object in efforts to make their art more responsive to the world around them. 

Some of these artists, such as Michael Kidner, utilized early computers to devise programs of art-making to impose rigid structures upon the act and context of art-making. The resulting works often included grids, moiré patterns, and graph-like projections. This exhibition of 25 paintings, prints, sculpture, vacuum-molded plastic, and mixed media is pulled from the Museum’s permanent collection and includes work that has rarely been on view, including Kidner's The Elastic Membrane portfolio, Richard Smith's Logo Suite, and Jesús Rafael Soto’s screenprints on plexiglass and kinetic sculptures. 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS: All public programs and events remain cancelled through January 9, 2021 in accordance with Phase 3B of the City of Springfield, MO Road to Recovery Plan. Face masks are required in accordance with City of Springfield, MO ordinance and social distancing is encouraged.

See the interference structure provides beginning December 12, 2020 through April 18, 2021. The Springfield Art Museum is located at 1111 East Brookside Drive. Admission is always free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

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The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, the Museum invites you to connect with the world, your community, and yourself through active engagement with art objects. For more information, please visit www.sgfmuseum.org or contact Joshua Best, Development and Marketing Coordinator at (417) 874-2859 or jbest@springfieldmo.gov.

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