Visual Art Reviews

“NUANCE: Recent Paintings by Sherry Cromwell-Lacy,” Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

Are curators really just frustrated artists?  One senses the pent-up energy coursing through “NUANCE: Recent Paintings by Sherry Cromwell-Lacy” now at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. Remarkably, this is the artist’s debut solo exhibition — 39 small- to medium-sized abstract oil and acrylic paintings, produced over the last four years. Cromwell-Lacy, an accomplished curator, educator, and […]

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“Maja Godlewska: On the Basis of Encounters,” Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University

It’s a tangled, twisting tale Maja Godlewska tells in the paintings of her exhibition at Rockhurst University’s Greenlease Gallery. Punctuated with bursts of tropical heat and eruptions of fire, water, and plant life, it’s a story that banishes the wintry blasts outside. Come in from the cold and let these abstract representations of landscapes strange […]

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“Sid Garrison: Backstory,” Kiosk Gallery

Sid Garrison normally avoids generic labels for his images. But when one recent viewer described them as “Colored-Pencil Paintings,” Garrison accepted the description.  Even though the word “painting” for most of us usually denotes brushes and the application of pigments, Garrison’s use of pencils is perfectly appropriate. He uses them to apply their hues to […]

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