#47: Kara Duncan
|Kara Duncan, "Filling the Void'," press-molded casts, three unfired white clay bodies created for the 2007 show "Luminous." Visitors were encouraged to walk on the work, crunching the casts to create remnants and dust. This was Duncan's only personal exhibit at Vertigo.|
Through the '90s, Kara Duncan went the art-school route, finally ending up at Cranbrook, where she earned an MFA in ceramics under the tutelage of Tony Hepburn. But in 2004, the artist began a new journey, when construction began on Vertigo Art Space, the gallery she's run since 2006, in an 1880s-vintage building in the Art District on Santa Fe. At Vertigo, Duncan gives established artists room to stretch without focusing on the commercial aspects of art, while also offering a launching pad to younger artists and students looking for a foothold in the early stages of a difficult career choice. Artists don't just exhibit work at Vertigo, they thrive in the character-building space. We invited Duncan, who supports her artists every inch of the way, to elaborate on her place in the art world by answering the 100CC questionnaire; keep reading for the result.
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