Ferreira’s research considers the impact of post-colonialism and its discourses on culture by challenging the (in)stability and conventions of personal identities and how they can be compromised. He is assistant professor of Art and Chair of the Sculpture Area at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Ferreira was the Artistic Director of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He studied Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. In 2002 he began working as a Research Fellow in Fine Art Digital Media, at the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. From 2006 to 2013 he was full-time faculty in the Sculpture Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
(2018, Spring - “Biocentric Interconectedness: Soul Power”)
Neil Goss focuses his art on Earth processes while responding to human impacts upon the process. In 2012 he received two BFA's in Design (Textiles / Ceramics) from the University of Kansas SOTA. His work is dedicated to researching sustainable arts such as natural dyeing, weaving, utilizing hand-dug clay and foraged art materials. Goss teaches dyeing and weaving workshops and actively installs public art from coast to coast in the United States. Neil Goss is Artist-In-Residence for the 2018 Spring at Cumulus Project Space.
(2017, Winter - “Directed Forgetting”)
Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of theviewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of histories and realties.
Grimonprez's curatorial projects have been exhibited at museums worldwide, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and MoMA. His works are in the collections of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; and Tate Modern, London. His feature films include dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997) and Double Take (2009). Traveling the main festival circuit from the Berlinale to Sundance, they garnered several Best Directorawards, the 2005 ZKM International Media Award, a Spirit Award and the 2009Black Pearl Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and were also acquired by NBC Universal, ARTE, and BBC/FILM 4.
Only Works Backwards, with contributions by Jodi Dean, Thomas Elsaesser, Tom McCarthy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Slavoj Žižek. Grimonprez currently divides his time between Brussels and New York, where he participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His current film project (with investigative journalist Andrew Feinstein), Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, was awarded a production grant from the Sundance Institute and premiered in at the 2016 Tribeca International Filmfestival in New York. It went on to win the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
His distributors are Soda Pictures and Kino Lorber International, and his artwork is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery (New York), and the Gallerie Kamel Mennour (Paris).
(2017, Fall - “Forest Shadows” )
" I’m a perpetual day dreamer. Always living in my own head unless the world around me requires that I partake in it’s messy affairs and even then I’m usually just pretending. When I was a kid I would make up stories that, after mulling over details, I would convince myself to be true. I later realized this just lead to me being really good at lying which in turn has prolonged the inevitable expiration dates of certain things, time and again. Art has always been the mediator between my head and the world around me, translating different points of view to one another. We all know how confusing that can be."
(2017, Fall - “Forest Shadows” ) Gareth King is a photo journalist who specializes in black and white photography. He grew up in a village in rural Perthshire, Scotland. His journey into photography began 15 years ago when his curiosity and wanderlust led him to travel for work on farms filled with other likewise adventurers from around the world. It was amidst a conversation with a fellow traveler that he revealed that the main difference between travel and home was "the clouds". To explore what this meant, Gareth began photographing the clouds as a way of trying to see things from the eyes of others. Today, Gareth uses photography as empathy to document and explore the world. "The Other Side" (Black & white images on metallic paper.) An environmental photography study exploring places significant to the artist 's youth. Eerie forest images are representative of spirits, perhaps in limbo looking back into our dimension, unable to communicate with our side. The series of images were taken at Kinnoull Hill in Perth, a notorious suicide spot. A private series of images will be on display at Cumulus Project Space, KC, MO on August 4th, 2017.
Frieght Train Rabbit Killer
(2017, Summer - “Forest Shadows”)
The band Freight Train Rabbit Killer is a duo from Kansas City, MO, including artists Kris Bruders (Freight Train) and Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer). "Heavy doom blues American Roots opera – a shaman of the hills and a vigilante bent on justice." Live shows have been described as "Being intense, a freaking fantastic musical journey. Creepy and honest, it’s storytelling through music." Doom blues, screaming handmade instruments and guitars, all accompanied by suits and masks.