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Cross Kart
An installation by Joseph Daun
Showing in the outdoor gallery
September 3-24, 2011
Opening reception Saturday, September 10, 6:30-8:30 pm
Artist performance Saturday, September 17, 6:30 pm

KHFA is pleased to announce a new outdoor exhibition featuring Joseph Daun's Cross Kart. Joseph Daun's work is based on finding life discovery in everyday small objects. His work aims at posing self-referential questions to the piece that lead to universal answers about machines, functionality and spectacle. His ideas and the scale of his sculptural pieces are accessible to large audiences. Joseph works are installations that concern the environment he creates as much as the objects that make it.

Joseph Daun was born in Miami, Fla. In his early years, Daun won numerous photography awards and scholarships. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography. Daun earned his Master's of Fine Arts from the University of Texas, San Antonio with an emphasis in both Photography and Sculpture.

Daun became the co-chair of the Freshman Foundation Program at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. Following this appointment, he became an assistant professor at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. During his time there, he was appointed Chair of the Art Department and helped to greatly expand the visibility of the program through his activities as gallery director, and played a pivotal role in the acquisition of the Jacobs' Collection: A collection of contemporary art and ancient sculpture. In 2003, Daun was selected as Chair of the Art Department at the University of Central Oklahoma, earning a tenured appointment in 2005.

During his academic career, Daun has shown in numerous art galleries and spaces across the United States, including a prestigious artist's residency at ArtPace in San Antonio, a one-person exhibition at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, N.Y., a large installation at Fotouhi-Cramer Gallery in New York, N.Y., a one-person exhibit at 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Fla., a large installation at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., and a one-person exhibition at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Tex.

Daun's work resides in numerous university and private collections, including the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Central Oklahoma.


"Cross Kart"
Joseph Daun