In his exhibit of prints at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Heinrich Toh conveys his complex and contradictory experience of moving between his native Singapore and the United States.
A quiet sense of unease permeates the main gallery at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, which is filled with striking portraits by four contemporary artists. Assembled in the exhibit Dressed Up, their works give new intensity to the expression not comfortable in ones own skin.
Ceramics rule this December First Friday. If youre looking for gifts, from unusual oversized piggy banks to unique ornaments, you wont want to miss Red Star Studios holiday open house at the Belger Crane Yard Studios. Nine members and resident artists are transforming their work spaces into display spaces, selling cups and ring holders, jewelry, bowls and decor items.
Hix Fragments and (pashn), Jim Sajovics exhibition that runs through Monday at the Todd Weiner Gallery, explores issues of trust, secrecy and sexual desire through two series of paintings utilizing portraiture, text and digital photography.
A new display in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts Bloch Building captures the many sides of Pablo Picasso the man as well as the celebrated artist. Photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, a Kansas City native, extensively documented Picasso from 1956 until the artists death in 1973.
In her exhibit that runs through Dec. 7 at City Ice Arts, Kansas City artist Gerry Trillings visual vocabulary includes commercially produced fabric (often with deliberately dubious aesthetic appeal), lenticular plastic, paper, sequins, and other everyday materials found at any hardware or fabric store.
Racism toward indigenous people in Peru can be subtle and by most accounts is glossed over. But it exists. Its an attitude that goes back to the Spanish conquest an important touchstone of Velardes work and it makes her angry. She tackles the topic head-on in her aggressively titled exhibit, Plunder Me, Baby.
Haw Contemporary features three solo exhibitions: Miki Baird: Read This, an installation and collages made from direct mail advertisements; Darcy Badiali: Between the Lines, a display of huge ceramic stoneware works on the theme of atomic warfare; and Marcie Miller Gross: Working Parts, featuring her stacked felt sculptures.
Bad Medicine Wheel, an current exhibition of serigraphs, sculptures and mixed media installations on display at Blue Djinn Gallery in the West Bottoms, which the artist opened in 2009, chronicles artist's Doc Snyder's complex reactions to what he witnessed in 2007 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.