Kelli Rae Adams' Interactive Installation "Forever in Your Debt" at Belger Crane Yard Studios

Kelli Rae Adams' Interactive Installation "Forever in Your Debt" at Belger Crane Yard Studios

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

KHN Alum (2019 and 2020), Kelli Rae Adams, announced her current exhibition at Belger Crane Yard Studios (Kansas City, MO), Forever in Your Debt


MARCH 6, 2020 - MAY 2, 2020

Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108

"Belger Crane Yard Studios is pleased to present Forever in Your Debt, an interactive installation by Kelli Rae Adams, which opened on First Friday, March 6, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. 

Within her interactive installations, Kelli Rae Adams utilizes a variety of media including clay, concrete, food and video to create works that can be touched, eaten, heard and sometimes broken or dissolved. 

Forever in Your Debt features a floor installation of hundreds of 6” stoneware bowls, some of which contain loose change, and 3 large mixed-media sheets composed of dollar bills, watercolor, gouache, graphite and resin. Through symbol, metaphor and collective action, Forever in Your Debt references the U.S. student loan debt, totaling over 1.5 trillion dollars and affecting more than 44 million Americans. 

Visitors are invited to participate by offering mixed change sufficient to fill a pint-sized bowl.  In return, participants will receive one of the bowls from the installation once the project is complete.  In her project statement, Adam states, “Through this collaborative act of collection, we give visibility and voice to the insidious nature of this burden and its broader implications for the lives of Americans – the subtle, energetic burdens as well as those that are more readily apparent.” (exhibition information via Belger Arts) 

For more about this project, visit Kelli Rae Adams' website (below), and read more about earlier showings of this exhibition in a past article, Work/Study by Kelli Rae Adams.

Follow Belger Arts' website and exhibition page for potential closings and time changes due to recent events surrounding COVID.

Congratulations, Kelli!