Sylvia Plimack Mangold


Sylvia Plimack Mangold, “Ruler Reflection”, 1977, acrylic on canvas, 61″x24″ , from the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.  An interview with Plimack Mangold from May 2014, on the Brooklyn Rail.


Kerry James Marshall: Look See at David Zirner until November 22, 2014.


Newly on view at the Nelson Atkins.

Kelley Johnson: New Paintings



Kelley Johnson: New Paintings is at the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.  More Kelley Johnson.


UPDATE: I added a few installation shots and details after the cut.  

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Joseph Noderer (whose painting was included in MWC’s 2012 Tenses of Landscape exhibition) has a new exhibition up at Linda Warren Projects in Chicago. Exhibition runs concurrently with a solo exhibition by Heather Marshall. View Joe’s exhibition inventory here.

3.Portrait 11. 12 x 9 2013

Jennifer Moses “Portrait 11″, 2013, oil on canvas, 12″x9″

Crosscurrents in Contemporary Abstraction gives us work by 7 painters working (mostly) nonrepresentationally-ish.  The work on view  makes the point that there is a  vast range of approach contemporary painters are finding in the form, but there’s no attempt to form any exhaustive survey of contemporary trends.  In other words, risky without over-reaching.   Crosscurrents is on view at the Metcalf Gallery at Taylor University in Upland, IN until February 7th.  50 points to anyone who comes up with a catchy shorthand name for the exhibit.  (CrossContAbs? sounds like a fitness video on late night TV…Somebody help me here.) Full disclosure: I wrote the catalog essay for the exhibit.  Maybe I should look into seeing if I can post a portion of it online here.

More images after the cut.

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Wayne White at TedxKC

Wayne White gave an enjoyable talk at this fall’s Ted mini-conference in Kansas City.


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