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John Gaunt’s sculpture to be featured in one-man show

Thursday, June 25, 2015

LAWRENCE — The sculpture of John Gaunt, professor of architecture, will be featured at the Box Gallery in a one-man show titled “Some Assemblage Required.” The show will run July 3-Aug. 26. An artist’s reception will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 3 and is free and open to the public.  

Gaunt builds his sculptures from found metal objects, such as obsolete machine parts, that would otherwise be consigned to the scrap heap. He 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, and giving new life to obsolete things.“

Gaunt recently stepped down as the School of Architecture, Design & Planning's dean after serving for 21 years.

The 830-square-foot Box Gallery was designed for exhibitions by artists, collectors and arts organizations in the Kansas City region. Sponsored by Commerce Bank, its mission is to serve an audience of residents, workers and visitors with creative cultural art and history exhibitions that enliven, enlighten and engage. 

The gallery is located on the first floor of the Downtown Crossing at 1000 Walnut St., Kansas City, Missouri. It is open to the public 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free parking validation is available at the security office.