Some Assemblage Required

An exhibition titled Some Assemblage Required: Sculptural Work by John Gaunt will feature over 25 sculptures and drawings. The show opens First Friday, July 3rd.

Lawrence based John Gaunt has held a life-long interest in drawing, but over the last few years has developed a body of philosophical and anthropomorphic sculptural work in his home studio. Gaunt animates found metal objects by energizing obsolete machine parts that would otherwise be consigned to the scrap heap.

Gaunt served as Dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at The University of Kansas, for 21 years, stepping own in June. The influence of his career as an educator, and an architect who practiced professionally for many years, is evident in the clever construction and effective design of his work.
Gaunt writes, “My work is in the tradition of “Assemblage” in which the combination and composition of seemingly disparate parts expresses a lyrical idea, symbol, or metaphor – giving new life to obsolete things…”

The show runs through August 26th. There is an artist reception on Friday, July 3rd from 11:30-1:00 that is free and open to the public. The Box Gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday 8:00am- 8:00pm. Free parking validation is available.

About The Box Gallery

The Box Gallery is 830 square feet of space designed for exhibitions by local artists, collectors, and arts organizations. Sponsored by Commerce Bank, the gallery’s mission is to serve a Downtown audience of residents, workers and visitors, with creative cultural art and history exhibitions that will enliven, enlighten and engage.

For more information contact: Robin Trafton, director, The Box Gallery
Office: 816-760-7885; Cell: 816-509-2324