Visual Art Reviews

“There are Black people in the future,” a collaborative window installation, Goethe Pop Up Kansas City

After years of living on the coasts Alisha B. Wormsley returned to the Pittsburgh neighborhood where she grew up to participate in a community-based artist residency. She had long been interested in the intersection of science-fiction and Black narratives, especially of and by women. Sometimes referred to as Afro-futurism, it is a genre that visualizes […]

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“Current Works,” Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

The Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography’s annual “Current Works” exhibition is now on view on the lower level of the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. Featuring 37 photographs by 23 photographers, the show presents recent work, most made within the last 18 months. Megan Benitz, Registrar/Exhibitions Manager at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, served as juror for the […]

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“Improvising: Julie Blackmon,” Haw Contemporary

Julie Blackmon’s photographs, typically replete with the antics of a motley crew of kids, take place in familiar-looking living rooms, back yards, and neighborhood play areas. Her photographs are gorgeous, and at first glance seem deceptively simple. But multiple viewings reveal that Blackmon’s pictures are, on a profound level, subtly organized orchestrations of the psychological, […]

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