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E.G. SCHEMPF Pedestal View

at SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART


E.G. Schempf: Pedestal View February 3rd - March 24th, 2017

Art and the art-world depend heavily on photo documentation and the ability of the photographer to masterfully capture the essence of a work of art in a single image. In most instances photographs of artwork are more widely seen than the actual artwork itself and fully represent much of the art we know. E.G. Schempf is a master photographer of this world. Since the 1970’s, Schempf has been photographing the evolution of the arts in Kansas City. He has known hundreds of artists, museum curators and directors, and documented individual artist’s work as well as rare museum artifacts. It’s not an exaggeration to say that when we think of the Kansas City art scene we are basing our impression on the photographs of E.G. Schempf. Most comfortable behind the camera, photographing artwork by others, Pedestal View, will be E.G. Schempf’s first exhibition of his own photographs. Composed of images taken in artist’s studios and galleries, often behind the scenes, Pedestal View gives us insight into the artist photographers’ vocation. Taken together these beautifully composed photographs form a portrait of the photographer. Pedestal View reveals the keen eye behind the camera and notices what is often overlooked - the tools of the trade, light falling across an empty room, and the small details of all the stages of preparation for a photo shoot. The photographer’s tripod, empty pedestals and color chart serve as a metaphor for the artist himself. E.G. Schempf is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. His photographs have been published in virtually every major art publication as well as museum publications from every major Kansas City museum including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Pedestal View 1 Archival digital color photograph 40� x 26�

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Pedestal View 2 Archival digital color photograph 20� x 26�


Del Harrow Night at Haw Contemporary Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24�

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Scott Gobber and Molly Kaderka Color Checker Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24�


Susan White Thorns on Pedestal Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24�

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Peregrine Honig with Lamb Sculpture Archival digital color photograph 24� x 36�


Anthony Baab Night at Haw Contemporary Archival digital color photograph 20� x 15�

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Kemper Contemporary Museum Inner Doors Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24


Reflector Panel Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24�

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Crystal Bridges Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24�


Mattson Retirement Bruce Bettinger Archival Digital color photograph 15� x 20�

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Artspace Pedestal Archival digital color photograph 30� x 24�


Museum Dock Selfie Archival digital color photograph 20” x 15”

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Tripods Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24�


Color Checker with Step Ladder Archival digital color photograph 24� x 30�

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Mike Erickson Archival Digital color photograph 24� x 30�


Peregrine Honig Night at Haw Contemporary Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24�

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Anne Lindberg September 2014 Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24�


Caleb Taylor Color Checker Archival digital color photograph 24” x 30”

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Kemper Contemporary Image Support Archival digital color photograph 24� x 36�


Andrzej Zielinski Base on Move Archival digital color photograph 15� x 20�

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Garry Noland Summer 2011 Archival digital color photograph 30� x 24�


Anne Lindberg Night at Haw Contemporary Archival digital color photograph 36� x 24�

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UMKC Gallery Pedestals Archival digital color photograph 15” x 20”


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