A reception is planned this week for the opening of a Kansas University associate professor's exhibition, titled "Inner Package."
The reception for May Tveit will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Review Studios Space, 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Mo., with a gallery talk by the artist planned at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Daily hours of operation for the exhibition space are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment by calling (816) 471-2343.
This is the studio's second exhibition of "Inner Package," which explores issues of globalization and consumption. Tveit's new work is derived from the oversized, thought-bubble wall sculptures she exhibited last June. In this new series, Tveit adds to the bilingual English and Chinese text bubbles with additional thought-provoking questions and social commentary.
"Inner Package" is a term used on international shipping labels to let people know there is something within something else. Conceptually this fits with the spirit of the exhibition, Tveit says.
Tveit's work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at Gallery Village Shalom (Retail Therapy 2002), Avenue of the Arts (Curtain Wall 2001), H&R Block Artspace and Belger Art Center (United Divided 2004).