Perception isn’t Reality

The various available forms of social media are enough to prove the differences between how others perceive us and how we imagine ourselves to be. That late-night post that seemed particularly introspective and profound at 4 a.m.? ‘Fraid not. The Kansas City Jewish Museum takes that theme a little deeper with Dream Bodies: Transformative Figures, a seven-artist group exhibition (including locals Peregrine Honig and Kacy Maddux) of video, drawing, printmaking, installation and sculpture that explores the figure, its shape-shifting potential, and the capacity of our imaginations to influence reality in both emotional and visceral ways. Organized by artist and Epsten Gallery curator Marcus Cain, the show opens from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the museum’s Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom (5500 West 123rd Street in Overland Park, 913-317-2600). Stick around for an informal conversation with the artists at 3 p.m. The show remains on view through August 16. See kcjm.org for more information.

July 5-Aug. 16, 2009