Painting

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Thursday, September 24 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Kansas City-based artist Zoe Green works "from the human form and everyday life experiences to create opalescent environments that explore our more vulnerable thoughts regarding mortality and aging." She describes her work as "ambiguous" with "strong undertones and...

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Thursday, September 3 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

 

A Kansas City Art Institute graduate, Joha Bisone lives and works in Kansas City and has participated in numerous local exhibits, group shows and collaborations. Joha’s use of bright color and fluidity reflect a vibrancy and movement inspired by nature, while the...

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Monday, August 31 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Introduce yourself and describe your work and the media/genre you work in.

Hello, my name is Kathy Liao. I’m a visual artist, an art educator, and an art administrator. My recent paintings and wall drawing installations document the fluid state between experience, memory...

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Monday, August 31 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Talk about your work. What would you like people to know about it?

All of my work is created with intention from a space of meditation and reflection. My hope is that the viewer will be able to connect to and have a visceral response to the work. Does it evoke a memory...

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Friday, August 28 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Introduce yourself and describe your work and the media/genre you work in. My name is Linda Nickell and I am a local Kansas City artist primarily developing contemporary landscapes using oil and cold wax medium. I enjoy creating art in my studio space located in the...

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Monday, December 30, 2019 to Tuesday, April 21, 2020

After a diagnosis of severe post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, Michael Schmaltz underwent several therapy sessions involving art. In 2012 he decided to buy oil paint and canvasses and started a series of self-portraits. He paints portraits of women because they can show...

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Friday, November 1 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

Talk about the work on view. What would you like people to know about it?

The purpose of my paintings is to create a space where viewers can get lost exploring. My work is centered around mental health, specifically depression and anxiety. Painting is not only a process...

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Kansas-City-born illustrator, painter, ceramicist and part-time junk collector, Dick Daniels is a child of the 50’s who blossomed in the full glare of the psychedelic ‘60’s, influenced by the underground commix movement, abandoned amusement parks, American folk art and cheap...

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Monday, August 26 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

Introduce yourself and describe your work and the media/genre you work in.

Hi, my name is Melanie Nolker and I am a full time oil painter here in the Kansas City area. I paint with the colors of Monet, and with a palette knife (a small trowel) instead of a brush. Using...

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Sunday, August 25 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

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My name is Matt Hawkins. I’m a paper toy making, toy designing, illustrating, banjo picking, incessant doodler working away in an attic in Overland Park.I weave humor and energy into bold, whimsical art for humorous and often...

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Monday, July 1 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Artist Statement: Tarot cards have been around since the 15th Century, used for playing games and divination.  Until the invention of the printing press, each deck was drawn by hand.  I have always been fascinated with tarot cards as a tool for introspection.  It was a few...

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Wednesday, May 1 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Chris received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the Kansas City Art Institute, her MA in Art Education and Ceramics from the University of New Mexico and currently teaches at Blue Valley Northwest High School. By day she helps kids dive deeper into the world of ceramics...

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Wednesday, May 1 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Art is fun—even when Life isn’t.  I like to make things. I enjoy life and believe in art that entertains, delights the eye and engages the mind.  My work involves nature, family or a sense of place that is infused with a playful spirit.  I try to produce my impressions of ...

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Wednesday, May 1 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Jean McGuire is a Kansas City native who returned to painting four years ago after a 40-year hiatus. Most of her paintings are done with her fingers, but she’s not afraid to use a brush when needed. In her most current work she experiments with the effects of spattering or...

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Wednesday, May 1 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Joe Bussell is an award-winning painter of startling, vibrant abstracts that defy description. Figures and shapes float and scrape across the canvas in ways that are both playful and mysterious. His work embraces primary colors that can simultaneously blend together and...

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Wednesday, May 1 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I think of my drawings as specimens that have not yet been identified, as in they are abstract organic forms based on textures found in nature with an emphasis on mark making and mapping out larger spaces to find potential areas for detail and elaboration.

My paintings...

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Thursday, January 10 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

Influenced primarily by John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, Kansas City-based painter Marcia Streepy enjoys the challenges of "plein air," or outdoor, painting. Her work depicts scenes of the natural world and city life painted on location. Whether she is applying oil...

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Wednesday, January 9 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

Introduce yourself and describe your work and the genre you work in.

Hello My Name is Kris Devlin

I was born in NJ in 1979.  I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in painting in 2008 with a partial scholarship funded by Hallmark.  During the day I...

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Monday, January 7 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

Joe Jurkiewicz is a visual artist whose paintings explore themes of desire, loneliness, anxiety and exaltation. Pulling influences from street art and fashion illustration, he creates perplexing surreal imagery developed in sketchbooks, where he explores new ideas, mark...

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Monday, January 7 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

Kwanza Humphrey has been painting for over 25 years. A lifelong resident of Kansas City, Humphrey calls his artistic process a “human centered design approach.” Through his portraits, Humphrey scratches below the surface to show the essence and emotion of humanity. As he...

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Monday, January 7 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sophia Reed’s work challenges the traditional function of portraiture by creating an unusual perspective that incorporates scenes from everyday life. She primarily uses unusual framing techniques to lead the viewer toward a visual experience that explores art history, the...

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Friday, September 21 to Friday, December 21, 2018

Leslie Norman Hubble’s work is inspired by content that disturbs her. She then constructs or manipulates those ideas into aesthetic images and objects.  She works to express a truth and raise questions about “mind and body, as well as concepts of time, culture, and...

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Thursday, September 6 to Friday, December 21, 2018

Glyneisha Johnson is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute’s Painting department. She is also a recipient of Charlotte Street Foundation’s 2017-2018 studio residency program in Kansas City, Missouri. She has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions in...

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Tuesday, September 4 to Friday, December 21, 2018

Alexandra Ames describes herself as an artistic “jack of all trades.” Her art draws upon elements of art nouveau, science fiction/fantasy art, music and the natural world. Much of her work offers vibrant depictions of various animals in their natural states. While she is a...

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Tuesday, September 4 to Friday, December 21, 2018

What comes first - the medium or the message? Tell me a little about the work that is on view.

Definitely the message that I'm trying to convey and express. The medium comes second but plays an important process when achieving the point of view. Artwork: well, there are...

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Saturday, September 1 to Friday, December 21, 2018

Kansas City artist John Kline’s work focuses on imagination, belief and desire. Calling himself “ambidextrous with styles”, Kline’s art explores themes of the old masters. His work covers everything from landscapes and portraits and pop art to surrealism and abstract...

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Wednesday, May 9 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Whether Amanda Burkhart is painting an image of a single star or the deepest corner of the knowable universe, the end result inspires awe. Burkhart is “fascinated with the humbling vastness of the earth and skies, eternally painted by light and atmosphere.” Her work combines...