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Carla Knopp: Spawn at Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis, April 9-May 1. 2010.

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Kolbe Roper

That Was Now, featuring videos by Sam King and mixed media works by Kolbe Roper at Living Arts of Tulsa, April 2-22, 2010.

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Linnea Spransy:Amy Myers at Byron Cohen Gallery in KC, April 2-May 28, 2010.  Here’s the MWC interview with Spransy from 2009.

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MWCapacity: undercrowded at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design, March11-April 10, 2010.  The exhibit is part of the MINT: 3 exhibitions.  3 spaces.  3 ideas. program.  Solo exhibits by Davin Watne and Lisa Iglesias make the other 2 of 3 exhibitions/spaces/ideas.  Participating artists in undercrowded are: Joey Borovicka, Sam King, Kristin Musgnug and Stephanie Pierce.

Sam and I co-curated the MWCapacity 1/3rd of the exhibit, selecting some of our favorite artists making very different paintings and videos with a common subject matter:  unoccupied spaces.  The spaces are man-made, mostly people-friendly, yet there’s no one there.

These paintings (and I apologize that I keep thinking about Sam’s videos as paintings) share the need to make something where there’s nothing, or at least no one around.  What we see are traces of human presence—things that are intended to attract people, messes that people have left behind, things that should have been done, and things that someone is done with, not forgetting of course the artist’s hand and viewer’s eye.  All these somehow made to contain expression, intimacy, contemplation, even narrative and allegory.

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Joy Drury Cox is showing in text. (or in vacancy of) curated by Jeremy Mikolajczak at the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.

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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.

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Hey, check out Vittorio Colaizzi’s (known to MWC old-timers as ‘vc’) essay from the travelling exhibit Placing Color.  It’s dense, and beautiful.  Here’s a quote:  “… something else may have died with painting’s reinstatement in our radically permissive art world. This is the expectation that art should operate critically upon its own conventions, not in order to demolish itself, but to perpetually resuscitate and enliven our experience.”

 I really wonder if the work is as good as the essay.  Looks like the show is in Maryland now; then Boston, NYC and Winona, MN.

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