Laura Berman’s monoprints and paintings on paper are luminous explorations of geological strata, topologies, and the atmospheric relationship of the land to the sky, executed with a dazzling yet earthy
The University of Kansas Medical Center has recently taken a big step forward as an art patron by commissioning four artists with Kansas City ties to create works for its new Health Education Building. Bandages and microscopy are among the themes and images explored in works by Miki Baird, Marcie Miller Gross and Jesse Small; […]
Peeling wallpaper and crumbling walls usually signify things in disarray. In Firelei Báez’ mural “To See Beyond Its Walls (and access the places that lie beyond),” the Kemper Museum’s latest commissioned atrium project, that’s the point. Báez’ portrait of a beautiful woman of color wearing a wrapped headdress is at first sight appealingly decorative. But […]
If you have seen Cat Mahari perform, you don’t forget. True to her name, she moves with a fierce feline swagger. Her presence in a room can be equivalent to a mic drop. Fearless? Yes. Challenging? Definitely. Mahari is a battle-tested warrior. When she roars her truth you will pay attention. Her confidence is grounded in lived, embodied experience and intense study. It comes through her work as “centering blackness.”
Laura Berman’s monoprints and paintings on paper are luminous explorations of geological strata, topologies, and the atmospheric relationship of the land to the sky, executed with a dazzling yet earthy simplicity. This may sound like a contradiction, and, in many ways, her works fuse paradoxical ideas and imagery, such as depicting solid rocks and landscape as mutable translucencies.
Lorenzo Ghiberti’s magnificent “Gates of Paradise,” a pair of gilded bronze doors created for the east entrance of the Baptistery in Florence, Italy, have long been considered a defining monument of Renaissance Art. Thanks to a recent promised gift to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, visitors to the museum can now have a Renaissance experience […]
“Objects exhibit a harmony, a peace and a co-existence with the world that makes the world I inhabit seem frantic and a bit absurd by comparison.” — Tom Gregg Tom Gregg “owns” the contemporary still life in Kansas City, deploying his crisp realism to convey the magical ordinariness of everyday objects. For him, “things that […]