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Violent By Design

Presented by Habitat Contemporary Gallery at Habitat Contemporary Gallery, Kansas City MO

Mar 12 2021
Apr 23 2021
Violent By Design presented by Habitat Contemporary Gallery at Habitat Contemporary Gallery, Kansas City MO

Violent By Design opens publicly on March 12th and will be on display until May 29th. In conjunction with Habitat Contemporary Gallery and Leedy Voulkos Art Center, this series will be exhibited in two parts.

Violent By Design is an arc of Los Angeles-based painter Nehemiah Cisneros’ own “Ghetto Mythologies” created from 2019 to 2021 during the artist’s residency in Kansas City, Missouri. The work merges the graphic aesthetics of 90’s skateboard graphics with the theatrical scale of the Baroque painting of the 1600s. The two-part show challenges American history with humor and satire. While living in the Midwest, Cisneros draws connections to Los Angeles gang culture and the Midwest’s embrace of

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Additional time info:

Part I, of II part exhibition, on view from 03.12.21 – 04.23.21

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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