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.

Sangram Majumdar: Peel

Sangram Majumdar: Peel

Sangram Majumdar: Peel at Steven Harvey Fine Arts in NYC, Nov. 20-Dec. 22, 2014. Looks awesome!



Hope Gangloff, Vera,  2013,acrylic on canvas, 81″x54″


The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City has a nice show on right now, “Dressed Up” with works about clothing, fashion and costume by artists Hope Gangloff, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Marcia Kure and Neeta Madahar.  Good work all around from all four artists.

Betsy Stirratt: Half Light


Betsy Stirratt: Half Light is on view at Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago until October 19, 2013.


From the press release:

“Betsy Stirratt’s recent paintings refer to both the infinite and the microscopic and are ultimately metaphysical. Each picture is a constructed world that utilizes light and dark, and repulsion and attraction to depict ambiguous spaces and atmospheres…In introducing control over this world by measuring and marking the surface, she makes sense of it.  The paintings are made intuitively, based on research into subjects as diverse as mycology, pathology, botany, memory, imagination, religion, and spirituality. These interests inform the treatment of the painted surface, and her fascination with these scientific and spiritual practices lends the graphic and pictorial elements gravity. The paintings invoke a mood of cool sadness.”



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