Visual Art Reviews

“Dawit L. Petros: The Stranger’s Notebook,” H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute

Dawit L. Petros’ “The Stranger’s Notebook” is the first of a trilogy of works in which the Eritrean artist investigates “migration as a key constituent of modernity.” Consisting of large-scale color photographs and a number of videos and recorded sound, the exhibit documents Petros’ 13-month journey throughout West and North Africa, as well as to […]

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“Paolo Porelli: Humankind: The Sublime and The Ridiculous,” Belger Arts Center

“Humankind: The Sublime and The Ridiculous” establishes Italian artist Paolo Porelli as a grand interpreter of the human condition. His aptly titled exhibit at the Belger Arts Center is also aptly timed, coinciding with an American election season showcasing human behavior and foibles at their most extreme. By turns elegant and grotesque, playful and menacing, […]

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“Micaela de Vivero,” Kansas City Artists Coalition

Micaela de Vivero’s exhibit at the Kansas City Artists Coalition highlights the artist’s experiments with a wide assortment of non-traditional media. As you enter the room, you are surrounded by transformed objects that evoke an innovative laboratory. The artist’s unconventional and repurposed materials speak to dreamlike encounters, while also exploring experiences of daily life. She […]

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