Kansas City’s Daniel Reneau is pulling some new tricks out of his bag in a new painting at a largely lackluster July show at the Dolphin Gallery. Above is his new-ish painting, Bound Up in the Body (2009, acrylic on panel, 47″ x 39″).
-Also, the Wonderfair Gallery in Lawrence, KS had a fun exhibit up. Artists were provided a blank piece of paper and a matrix for assigning monetary value to contemporary art, which was determined by folks at the gallery after the piece was finished. Seems like a fun, tongue-in-cheek, slightly punk way to address something that bugs us all. Not quite beating ’em, not quite joining ’em. Here’s the review from Review.
-Also at Review, a Q&A with painter Ryan Mosley about his exhibit at Grand Arts in KC. The show itself was a bit of a flop. All these huge, Dyonisian painterly canvases that he previewed in progress a month before the show opened turned into stagnant, inert figure/ground-only pictures of inexplicably cliched subjects (actually the subject matter bothers me less than the inert compositions). But, as flops go, it’s the kind of flop I can get behind. It’s clearly a case of someone not shying away from a challenge, which I wish I saw more of, in my own studio and in the galleries around, too.