Kansas City artist Christopher Leitch is well known for his illustrated dream journals filled with funny, scary, bittersweet and personally revealing words and pictures. (KC Studio featured a selection of them in our July/August 2016 Artist Pages.) Coming up: Leitch will unveil a new twist on the dream journals concept in the exhibit, “chance diaries: dream things,” beginning Jan. 23 at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery.
If given the opportunity, would you live forever? It was certainly a desire of the ancient Chinese, who plotted their burial tombs as elaborate afterlife playgrounds with pavilions, large security forces made of clay, horse-drawn chariots, precious stones and jade figurines. Death was believed to be a continuation of life, with all the comforts of […]
The Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, still in the process of attaining not-for-profit status, is currently one of the most promising new art organizations in the city. Only two years old, KCSCP has already organized seven exhibitions for its artist members in such well-established venues as the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, the Leedy-Voulkos Art […]
Step into the lobby of Lead Bank in the Crossroads Arts District and your eye will no doubt focus on “Woven Shades of Blue with Gold Triptych Art.” Lead Bank commissioned artist Debbie Barrett-Jones to create this artwork in January 2016. “A lot of people have supported me throughout the years, since I graduated 10 […]
Many people from Argentina are still haunted by the Dirty War that raged through the 1970s and ’80s. “The military took over the government, and anyone who was a threat was abducted, tortured, got rid of,” said Daiana Oneto, an Argentinian-born artist whose abstractions of bodies in the landscape revisit the fate of the 30,000 […]
The humble cardboard box has been a massive success story. Cardboard boxes are a symbol of global transport and circulation of goods, and therefore labor and capital. Even by art world standards, which can be snobby about materials and media, cardboard continues to be employed by artists because it’s cheap, readily available, and easy to […]