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 gave an enjoyable talk at this fall’s Ted mini-conference in Kansas City.
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Sangram Majumdar: Peel at Steven Harvey Fine Arts in NYC, Nov. 20-Dec. 22, 2014. Looks awesome!
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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.
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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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Joey Borovicka has a show up at Good Girl Art Gallery in Springfield, MO, “Life In Small Places, Narrow Crannies”. Here’s a link to our 2008 interview with Borovicka.
UPDATE: Joey also has a solo show at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Gallery of Art called Knock Loud, I’m Home. Its up until November 1, 2013. Here’s an image from the show, “The Alchemist”:
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Tom Gregg, Bad Apple, oil on panel
Until recently the Dykes Library University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City hosted a series small changing exhibits. It appears that the program was suspended because someone took offense at the latest (and apparently last) exhibition, Tom Gregg: Unsold. The show was removed before its scheduled closing date and the exhibitions program was discontinued immediately and without notice. As the title suggests, Unsold featured a few paintings of Gregg’s that hadn’t sold at shows in New York and Los Angeles at the George Billis Gallery. The unsold work tended to be a little darker, images of rotten apples, hand grenades, pistols etc. and the working assumption is that these paintings prompted the library’s decision.
Curator Melissa Rountree contacted the National Coalition Against Censorship, who drafted a petition letter to be sent to the University of Kansas. Anyone interested in adding their name to the letter can contact the NCAC at firstname.lastname@example.org, just include the phrase “Kansas Letter” in the subject line, your name and occupation in the body of the email.
Here’s a link to our interview with Tom Gregg from last year. I’ve posted a few more images from the exhibit and the full text of the letter after the cut.
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