Visual Art Reviews

“Paul Santoleri, Karen Kunc, John Lamberton, Meghan Rowswell,” Kansas City Artists Coalition

Philadelphia artist Paul Santoleri’s wall-sized, floor-to-ceiling drawings, now on view at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, immerse viewers in a dream-like world. In this walk-in installation, robust yet graceful curvilinear lines fold over each other in rhythmic patterns charged with harmonious movement. Though he often works in color, Santoleri chose a black and white palette […]

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“Eric Sall: Drawing Paintings, Painting Drawings,” Haw Contemporary Crossroads

Eric Sall’s “Drawing Paintings, Painting Drawings” show of nine, mostly large scale abstract artworks, is the inaugural exhibit for the Haw Contemporary Crossroads Gallery. Sall, who graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1999 with an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth, is known for his bravura techniques and deliberately dissonant pattern-making.  This installation does not […]

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“FACE: Ed Blackburn · Archie Scott Gobber · Elizabeth ‘Grandma’ Layton · Douglas Miles · Carlos Vega,” Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

We count on artists to interrupt the smooth narratives fed to us by conventional media. The artists in this small exhibition of work from the Nerman collection each face, or confront, a different figure, event, or cultural zeitgeist. Douglas Miles’ “Douglas Miles Jr. at the Fort” (2018) is a black and white photo of the […]

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