Want to see the largest painting Jackson Pollock ever made? Now’s your chance. Through Oct. 29, Pollock’s “Mural,” measuring 8 by 20 feet, is on view in the Bloch Building Project Space. The showing in Kansas City is part of a global victory lap for the painting — now back in U.S. from a tour of Europe — following two years of restoration work. Made in 1943, “Mural” is the ultimate transitional work in Pollock’s oeuvre.
If you take a walk in historic downtown Liberty, you’ll find a growing collection of public art — murals on the exterior and interior walls of several county buildings, statues of two great Americans and a recently installed sculpture, all within a five minute walk. “Plumb Twisted,” the work of sculptor Jacob Burmood, was the […]
They’re magic, embedded with reflections on history and our relationship to the land. During a year-long residency in Oklahoma, Rena Detrixhe conceived her “Red Dirt Rug” series, made by sifting and spreading red Oklahoma soil into a large rectangular expanse on the floor and imprinting it with modified shoe soles. The results evoke luxury carpets, […]
In conjunction with the International Sculpture Center’s 27th International Sculpture Conference, Oct. 25 – 28 in Kansas City, KC Studio asked a dozen area curators, critics and collectors to each nominate an artist for inclusion in our Kansas City Sculpture Artist Pages. Nominators: Erin Dziedzic, curator and head of adult programs, Kemper Museum; Bruce Hartman, […]
“I like bad-ass women,” Ari Fish said in a recent interview, “and I want to celebrate them. They just keep on going on, no matter what.” It may be more politic to say, “women who lean in” than bad-ass, but despite her blue-eyed blonde, angelic appearance, Fish does not dissemble. Bad-ass, for this woman artist, is strictly positive. It means someone like herself: doing what you have to do and doing what you want to do with no fear and no apologies.
Deception and detection, the personal and universal, the systematic and chaotic, are just some of the dualities that flow throughout Larry Thomas’ installation of 280 mixed media artworks at the Nerman Museum’s Kansas Focus Gallery. Thomas’ small, brightly colored, collaged paintings on wood at first sight appear upbeat, even playful. Seen in totality, this is […]