Angelica Sandoval and Patty Carroll

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College will host a visiting artists presentation on Thursday afternoon, February 15, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the museum’s Hudson Auditorium, with guest artists Angelica Sandoval and Patty Carroll and JCCC faculty moderators Laura Harris Gascogne, professor, fine arts and Tonia Hughes , assistant professor, film and photography. The program is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.


Third Thursday Visiting Artists

Angelica Sandoval

Angelica Sandoval, artist

Angelica Sandoval’s illuminated sculptural installations feature the nontraditional use of porcelain, highlighting its translucent and textural qualities. She states, “I create containers of light that are a production of paper-thin pieces.  The varied thickness of the material distributes the light, producing undulating hues.  The textural thicknesses of the material are revealed when the light illumes, elucidating the transient states of porcelain, beginning as a creamy liquid and transforming into a tangible form.  The light exposes the action and movement of the material and its former liquidity.” Through her Studio A, Sandoval creates sculptural light installations, light fixtures and porcelain jewelry. Sandoval earned her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and her Masters Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and has been teaching at Johnson County Community College for 13 years. Sandoval’s installation “The Empyreal” (2017) is on view in the “Women to Watch | Metals” exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art through January 28, 2018. She has recently exhibited at the American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pamona, CA; the H&R Block Artspace, and the Thornhill Gallery, Avila University, Kansas City, MO. Sandoval was awarded the Arts KC Inspiration Grant in 2014 toward an installation in the Historic Power & Light Building.

Patty Carroll

Patty Carroll, artistPatty Carroll is known for her intense, saturated color photographs. Her recent project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 4-part series addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman. In the latest narratives, “Demise,” the woman becomes the victim of domestic disasters. The scenes of her heartbreaking end are loosely inspired by several sources including the game of Clue. She states, “Growing up in suburban Chicago provides the basis of my work, and I continually address myths of perfection and illusion. I am photographically creating worlds that critique and satirize claustrophobic expectations that women continue to embrace, in spite of contemporary life and careers.” The photographs are exhibited in large scale were published as a monograph in 2017 by Daylight Books. Carroll earned her BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in Graphic Design, and her Master of Science in Photography from the Institute of Design at IIT, Chicago. Since leaving graduate school in 1972, she has taught photography continuously at the university level, both full and part-time. She has participated in numerous group and one-person exhibitions and has work in several museums internationally.

The next Third Thursday programs will be March 22, 2018 (the 4th Thursday of the month due to JCCC Spring Break the week prior.) 

Third Thursday programs are supported in part by an Ovation Grant from the ARTSKC Regional Arts Council Fund of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City.