Sculptures Created in Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Bloch Lobby in Full View of Visitors


KANSAS CITY, MO.- Visitors to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will get a rare look at art while it’s being created as part of the exhibition Roxy Paine: Scumaks and Dendroids, April 29 – Aug. 28 in Bloch Lobby. A sculpture-making machine designed by artist Roxy Paine melts plastic polyethylene beads with pigments and periodically extrudes them, creating unique, bulbous-shaped sculptures. The completed sculptures will be displayed on pedestals for the duration of the exhibition, which is called Roxy Paine: Scumaks and Dendroids. Paine will flip the switch to start production at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, in Bloch Lobby as part of a public dedication and celebration of Paine’s work. “All of Roxy Paine’s work addresses the relationship between what occurs naturally and that which is technologically produced,” said Jan Schall, Sanders Sosland Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art. “The organic