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Celebrating 35 years of Art with Friends

The Anniversary Show SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART



SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.2626 sherryleedy.com Catalog design Allison King Cover image Jane Booth, Flock


Celebrating 35 years of Art with Friends The Anniversary Show

November 6, 2020 - January 23, 2021 SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART


Sherry Leedy began her career as gallery director 35 years ago with the idea of presenting contemporary artworks of exceptional quality and merit. In 1985, art was often categorized by material and divided into fine art or craft, but Leedy was convinced that it wasn’t the material but the maker that determined the worth of the artwork. She exhibited ceramic sculpture, painting, glass, printmaking, and photography together as equals in more than 100 exhibitions. This point of view, now more widely accepted, continues to guide the gallery’s philosophy. In addition, the gallery has a long history of supporting the art of women and Native Americans, both historically marginalized. The gallery has placed over 150 works of art in museum collections and gallery artists are represented in over 100 museums worldwide as well as numerous corporate and private collections. Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art anchors the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Missouri and has been instrumental in the success of the neighborhood. The establishment of First Fridays, over 20 years ago, brought literally thousands of people, interested in art, face-to-face with a vibrant and active art scene. Today, as 2020 comes to a close, as the year that none of us will forget but many of us would love to, hopeful news is on the horizon. Spring is just around the corner. Artists are still making art. People are still eager for the in-person art experience and that reaffirming human contact that is so vital to our spirit and well-being. As the gallery looks forward, we are optimistic about the future. After all, without creativity, where would we be?


JANE BOOTH Flock Acrylic on canvas 78” x 103”



REBECCA RUTSTEIN Shift #32, Shift #36 (top) Shift #37, Shift #34 (bottom) Acrylic on canvas 18” x 18” each


REBECCA RUTSTEIN Shift #35 (top) Shift #33 (bottom) Acrylic on canvas 18” x 18” each


PHYLLIS BRAMSON Twice Told Tales (Dusk) Mixed media on paper 33” x 44”


PHYLLIS BRAMSON Twice Told Tales (Evening) Mixed media on paper 33” x 44”


PHYLLIS BRAMSON Fascinators Mixed media on canvas 60” x 70”



ANA MARIA HERNANDO Flower Revolution III (left) Flower Revolution I (right) Acylic inks, organza and thread on paper 40” x 26”


ANA MARIA HERNANDO, Flowers Revolution IV, acrylic inks , organza and thread, on paper, 40” x 26”


BETH LO Boy, Girl, Waiting on Clouds Porcelain 14.5” x 23.5” x 8.5”



KY ANDERSON Flash Acrylic on paper 25” x 22”


KY ANDERSON, Blue Side, acrylic on canvas, 50” x 40”


NICOLE MCLAUGHLIN, La Corriente que Nos Une, glazed ceramics, tencel, indigo, 46” x 16” x 4”


NICOLE MCLAUGHLIN Fuente de Vida I, II glazed ceramics, tencel, indigo 37” x 14” 3” each


NICOLE MCLAUGHLIN Una Vida Bordada glazed ceramic, embroidery floss, wool 27� diameter



MICHIKO ITATANI Codebreaker from Cosmic Sleepwalk (top), 6” x 6” Waiting Game from Tesseract Study (center), 5” x 5” Starry Night from Cosmic Encounter (bottom), 6” x 6” Gouache, ink, prismacolor on board

MICHIKO ITATANI Cosmic Wanderlust from Celestrial Narratives (top), 8” x 8” Cosmic Wanderlust from Celestrial Narratives (center), 8” x 8” White Night from Tesseract Study (bottom), 5” x 5” Gouache, ink, prismacolor on board


MICHIKO ITATANI, Untitled painting from Rain Maker, oil on canvas, 72” x 60”


JEFF AELING Gerbera Oil on panel 27.5” x 19.5”


JEFF AELING Peaches Oil on panel 14.5” x 16.5” Nectarines Oil on panel 14.5” x 16.5”


NANCY NEWMAN RICE Afterwards II Oil on canvas on panel 40” x 40”


NANCY NEWMAN RICE Illuminated Path: String Theory II Oil on canvas on panel 24” x 24”


NANCY NEWMAN RICE Reflections I Oil on canvas on panel 24” x 24”


NANCY NEWMAN RICE Afterwards I Oil on canvas on panel 40” x 40”


BOBBY SILVERMAN, Untitled #1, glazed porcelain, 10.25” x 9”

BOBBY SILVERMAN, Untitled #7, glazed porcelain, automotive paint, 12.5” x 8”


BOBBY SILVERMAN, Untitled #5, glazed porcelain, automotive paint, 9” x 8.5”

BOBBY SILVERMAN, Untitled #2, glazed porcelain, 10.25” x 9”


BOBBY SILVERMAN, Untitled #3, glazed porcelain, automotive paint, 9.5” x 6.25”

BOBBY SILVERMAN, Untitled #6, glazed porcelain, 11.25” x 8”


BOBBY SILVERMAN, Untitled #4, glazed porcelain, 11.75” x 5”

BOBBY SILVERMAN, Untitled #8, glazed porcelain, automotive paint, 9” x 8.75”


BRANDON REESE Goldie Locks Stoneware, glaze 35” x 32” x 8.5”



JOHN FERRY Detroit #1, oil on panel, 9.75” x 13” Modern #3, oil on panel, 10.25” x 12” Addison Street, Chicago, oil on panel, 6.25” x 9”


JOHN FERRY, Modern X2 #1, oil on panel, 24” x 48”

JOHN FERRY, Modern #1, oil on panel, 24” x 48”


TOM HUCK Four Seasons Suite (Summer) Woodcut print Ed 1/25 16.75” x 13.5”


TOM HUCK Four Seasons Suite (Winter) Woodcut print Ed 1/25 17” x 13.5”


TOM HUCK 19 (stereo) Woodcut print Ed 12/25 13.75” x 13.5”



MEGAN POBYWAJLO, I still only cut the dying flowers (mars), archival inkjet print, 60” x 40”


MEGAN POBYWAJLO, Invasive Bush Honeysuckle, archival inkjet print, 60” x 40”


RHONDA GATES Slow Fall oil and graphite on panel 36” x 36”


RHONDA GATES Red Bud (top) Spring Restores (bottom) Oil and graphite on panel 16” x 20” each


PETER PINCUS Cup Colored porcelain, gold luster 9.5” x 4.5”


PETER PINCUS Cup Colored porcelain, gold luster 9.5” x 4.5”


PETER PINCUS Vase (front) Colored porcelain, gold luster 15.75” x 8”


Vase (back)


ANDY BURGESS Diamond Lite Gouache on panel 8” x 8”


ANDY BURGESS Tapestry Oil on panel 8” x 8”


PATTY CARROLL World on Her Shoulders Digital photograph 40” x 40”



PATTY CARROLL Panther Digital photograph 22” x 22”


PATTY CARROLL Staired Down Digital photograph 22” x 22”


ANNE AUSTIN PEARCE DON RYAN Ceramic Platter I Ceramic, glaze 17.5� diameter


ANNE AUSTIN PEARCE DON RYAN Ceramic Platter II Ceramic, glaze 17.5� diameter


MARCUS CAIN Sleeves I Acrylic on men’s dress shirt sleeves 20” x 9” each


MARCUS CAIN Sleeves II Acrylic on men’s dress shirt sleeves 20” x 9” each


MARCUS CAIN Sleeves III Acrylic on men’s dress shirt sleeves 20” x 9” each



BILLY HASSELL Trickster Oil on canvas 52” x 50”




MICHAEL SCHULTZ Belgium 2004 (top) Illinois 2014 (bottom) Digital photograph 20” x 26”

MICHAEL SCHULTZ Pennsylvania 2004 Digital photograph 20” x 26”


ROBERT QUACKENBUSH Unearthed Fragments #6 Mixed media on canvas 36” x 36”


ROBERT QUACKENBUSH Unearthed Fragments #5 Mixed media on canvas 36” x 36”


This exhibition is dedicated with gratitude to the amazing artists and collectors that I have been privileged to work with over the past 35 years and to the many people who have worked to make every exhibition possible. All of our gallery exhibitions have been expertly installed and lit by Melissa Koch, installation and problem solver extraordinaire. Jennifer Bowerman and Marcus Cain worked with me for many years on every aspect of the gallery including the many Art Fairs, such as SOFA Chicago and New York, and Art Chicago, that the gallery participated in for over twenty years. Jeff Schmidt and Clark Greenlee, were the architects who designed our current gallery location and created the perfect showcase for art. Most recently Allison King has been invaluable as Assistant Director. These people have been my partners and co-conspirators on all that matters in art and I’m grateful to each of you. 2021 is almost here and I am excited about the future and look forward to working with old friends and meeting new ones along the way.



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