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“Colby Smith: Navah,” The Late Show

“Colby Smith: Navah,” The Late Show

Kansas City artist Colby Smith has incorporated references to buildings in his work for many years. One body of photographs that he produced in the early 2000s captured each layer of a wall as it was stripped: multiple layers of wallpaper, and then paint, and then plaster and lath. A work from 2009 features various […]

“Margaret Evangeline: In Beauty there is Guilt,” Weinberger Fine Art

“Margaret Evangeline: In Beauty there is Guilt,” Weinberger Fine Art

Margaret Evangeline’s abstract paintings emanate a cool and composed, yet somber elegance, making for an impressive exhibition at Weinberger Fine Art. Photography cannot do justice to Evangeline’s paintings. The subdued grey paint she often employs contains flakes of reflective “crystallina” that catch the light, causing a glinting as you move around them. The buildup of […]

Jeanne Drewes: “I Fell in Love with the Books”

Jeanne Drewes: “I Fell in Love with the Books”

Few Americans were allowed to travel to Cuba in 1998, when Dr. Jeanne Drewes, a native Kansas Citian and UMKC alum who had worked at both the UMKC and Linda Hall libraries, went to Matanzas while head of preservation at the Johns Hopkins Library. Her goal was to research the Archives on Caribbean Slavery, which […]

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