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“…we can make ideas, out of the larger symbolic maelstrom…”

Episode 2 of Nathan Boyer’s MYSTERY TALK is up at Index Magazine’s website.

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Congratulations to Sloane Snure-Paullus, who’s got work represented in the most recent issue of New American Paintings (the MFA annual).  Looks good!

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Matt Ballou has named 5 desert island essential works of art for a Friday edition feature in his hometown newspaper:

“What this saturation of the arts into all of human life and society tells me is that I would not have to take art with me onto that desert island. People – or at least I, myself, would be there – so culture of all sorts would begin to manifest itself. Out of that fountain, art would certainly begin to overflow. We know that many people in the most harrowing of situations were (and are) still makers of objects and images. Given some time, that desert island culture would stimulate some paintings – or other art forms – of its own.

But in the meantime I can think of five pieces of work that I would love to have with me should the need arise”

Read Matt’s picks here.

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More from Matt Ballou, “Art and Submission”.

Also, Chicago artist Rachel Niffenegger at BEAUTIFUL/DECAY.

Nancy Weant on Larry Thomas’s mixed media paintings at Epsten Gallery in Johnson Co., KS.

Lisa Iglesias talks to gallery director Jeremy Mikolajczak about her new work, now on view in Warrensburg, MO.

ARTLIES looks rural.

A couple of weeks ago, Chicago critic Claudine Ise recommended MWC to readers of the Chicago Reader.  She specifically mentioned the great discussions that get going here.  I want to thank Ise for the links, but most of all, to say thank you to all the people who have jumped in on any of  those discussions.  You’re great!  Thanks!

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MWC-familiar Matt Ballou is splittin’ a show with David Spear, titled Concerning Composing, at the Perlow Stevens Gallery in Columbia, MO, September 1 – 26. (shown above, Ballou’s Quintessence #17)

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As promised, the Best of the West truck from Columbia MO.  Photojournalism by Matt Ballou.

(Sam, please don’t let this interrupt any posts you were planning on putting up tomorrow.)

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Sloane Snure-Paullus

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Sarah Knobel

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Nathan Boyer

Nathan Boyer

Nathan Boyer

Nathan Boyer’s videos were a popular post last month (go here to check them out).  Here, now, are three of his paintings.  The first two are from a body of work that made use of handmade clay figures, strong lighting and sharp perspectives for a cinematic effect.  The last painting is the most recent; still based on models–though now they’re largely computer generated. 

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Also, while we’re on the subject of dramatic perspective and slightly tilting horizon lines:  there’s a review of the latest Stanley Lewis exhibit at Artcritical.

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Also, it looks like a couple of artists we’ve featured in the past have brand new websites.  Jennifer Meanley’s would be found here and Emily Sall’s here.  Go look!

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Matt Ballou

Matthew Ballou 

I’ve been too busy to get around to another interview, so I asked Matt Ballou if he would just write somthing for us about some things that have been interesting and inspiring to him lately. 

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