Upcoming First Friday Opening: December 6, 2013 6pm-9pm
Corcoran Rainbow, 2009, oil on linen, 48" x 72"
Now and Then
November 29 - December 28, 2013
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Thursday, December 5, 2013
5:30 - 7:30pm
Kansas City Textile Studio
November 1 - December 28, 2013
Friday, December 6th 6pm-9pm
Saturday, December 7th 10am-2pm
Kim E-M Quilts
Billy Sue Textiles
Owl + Mouse Textiles
Tabbetha McCale Evans
Robin's Nest Outfitters
Muriel Fogarty, Boy and Wolf, digital print, 10" x 7.5" (edition of 10)
KCAI: Undergrads Underground
Alternate Bodies: In Series
December 6 - December 28, 2013
Lower Level Gallery
I grew up engaged in stories- playing pretend, reading novels, leafing through comics, and drawing. Cur-rently, I work with stories through suggested character and imagery. Evolving in sets of drawings, I work in series exploring particular characters, themes, or palettes, which invite the viewer to experience the sub-jects differently. The drawings are meant to be suggestions of identities or mythologies into which the viewer projects per-sonality and context. Through repetition of minimally described characters and cultures, the viewer can de-velop personal relationships with the implied narrative of the images.
Muriel Fogarty was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. She is a junior at the Kansas City Art Institute, having received the President’s Scholarship, National Merit Award, the Scholastic Arts Award, and Bright Flight Scholarship. She has interned for St. Louis-based artist Cbabi Bayoc and locally at the Nelson Atkins Museum. She is a visual artist inspired by pop surrealism, design, and storytelling.
Bloom, oil on canvas, 72" x 54"
All the Same
December 6, 2013 - February 1, 2014
Joe Gregory Joe is a contemporary realist painter, born in Kansas City, MO, and has been painting since 1997, with his first solo show in 2000. He has shown work in Kansas City and New York. After suffering years of depression, he found his passion in painting - primarily still-life and landscape. His early years have been described as Rubenesque and figurative in nature. His early paintings were larger than life pears - purposefully arranged to mimic human form, voluptuous and sexy.
His work has evolved from focusing on the flesh of pears and still-life objects, to the flesh of human bodies. Recent work portrays the human figure, more specifically flesh and what happens to our bodies throughout the course of life. This includes natural aging, wrinkles, scars, injury, illness, disease and surgery. This focus is in reaction to the unrealistic portrayal of the human body in media - movies, television and magazines.
Joe's work has always been narrative, whether multiple subjects, or single subjects with props - masks, toys, etc. The masks add an element of mystique and ambiguity which imitates his personal view of his work - being exposed to the world, while keeping the depths of his personality hidden beneath cover. Despite being narrative, he purposefully does not over elaborate, he likes to allow the viewer to interpret his work based on their own experiences.
Joe's recent work is influenced by Gottfried Helnwein, Jenny Saville, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.