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Posted in Not Painting, Painting, tagged Art, Art Exhibits, Emily Sall, Geometry In Art, Installation Art, Kansas City, Line, Painting, Paragraph Gallery, Rebecca Ward, Urban Culture Project on June 20, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Rebecca Ward, Shiver installation shot
1. It looks like it’s going to be super visually stimulating— a night of stripes, bands, zig-zags, bends, criss-crossing, depth, flatness. We’re getting individual works from both artists—-paintings by Sall and an installation from Ward—and a collaborative installation by the two artists exploring common ideas of new, old and renewed spaces.
2. This idea of synchronicity is really interesting. The two artists apparently didn’t know each other at all before this process got started. The project was set up by a local curator who saw some affinity between Ward’s and Sall’s work. Both artists agreed lay ego aside and take a risk here.
Rebecca Ward, vector drawings
I asked the two artists how they were preparing for the project.
Rebecca Ward: “In preparing for the show I’ve ordered 183 rolls of tape, made a bunch of vector renderings of the space, emailed back and forth with Emily, played around with isometric graph paper, and rearranged color palettes. I’ve also been drinking lots of tea, wearing my boots, frequenting swimming holes, and I carry my journal with me wherever I go just in case I get any new ideas. That’s pretty much it. I’m super psyched about the show, I can’t wait to meet people in Kansas City and make some art there.”
Jill Downen: Hard Hat Optional at Bruno David Gallery, April 10-May 9, 2009. The gallery’s website shows has two pages, each showing different works in the exhibit. One for the front room, and one for the main gallery. I’m probably not going to get a chance to make it over to the STL to see the show. So, just judging from jpegs, it’s the Hybrida drawings in the front room that seem to me to be the most exciting. Like that unnerving, overly flesh-y minimalism. I’m just not sure if the works in the main gallery have that uncanny I-don’t-know-what. Check out her website to see if you agree.
Here are a couple of Hybrida.
HUB is a unique exhibition project developed by Derek Parker, Jonathan Dankenbring, and LaRinda Meinburg, MFA students in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts in collaboration with Betsy Stirratt, Director and Rob Off, Associate Director of the SoFA Gallery. HUB will feature sculptural installations by Parker, Dankenbring, Meinburg, and Rob Off. This exhibition takes on an anthropological role, with installations that explore urban sprawl, the definition of living space, consumer design, and the collective unconscious.
Michelle Oosterbaan’s densely detailed drawings are maybe not ideally suited for viewing as a jpeg. Her work is a part of the Great Rivers Biennial at the Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Louis until April 20th. Here are a couple of other links, with some details and installation shots: To Roberta Fallon’s flickr photos. And to a video made by the Contemporary.