Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
IN/SIGHT September 7th - October 20th, 2018 â€œI sometimes wondered what the use of any of the arts was. The best thing I could come up with was what I call the canary in the coal mine theory of the arts. This theory says that artists are useful to society because they are so sensitive. They are super-sensitive. They keel over like canaries in poison coal mines long before more robust types realize that there is any danger whatsoever. â€œ - Kurt Vonnegut
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.2626 www.sherryleedy.com
Artists are the cultural equivalent of the proverbial canary in the coalmine. As sentinel species, artists are out front, alert, and hypersensitive to the world around them. They re-contextualize almost everything, and in doing so reveal surprising ways of thinking about art, our world, and the status quo. Artists speak in the language of art using color, form, line, and material to discover something new, unexpected and true. Form and meaning are inseparably bound and content ranges from nuanced visual poetry to bold calls to action and everything in between. The exhibition, IN/SIGHT, focuses on artists and artwork that demonstrate the broad range of engagement with material and content taking place in Kansas City and the region.
21 Participating Artists: Judy Onofrio
Mary Ann Strandell
Anne Austin Pearce
Ana Maria Hernando
Roger Shimomura American Beats American Acrylic on canvas 54” x 54”
Tom Huck, Electric Baloneyland, Chiariscuro Woodcut printed on Okawara paper, 89” x 114”, Edition of 22
John Balistreri, Storm Tower, Woodfired stoneware, 63” x 18” x 18”
John Balistreri, Clank, Boom, Steam, Woodfired stoneware, 43” x 15.5” x 15”
Patty Carroll Dished Fruity Guns and Roses Digital Photographs 40” x 40” Edition of 10
Sarah Sense Champion Woven archival inkjet print on rice paper 24â€? x 32â€?
Sarah Sense Hollywood Cowgirls Woven archival inkjet print on rice paper 24â€? x 32â€? 12.
Tanya Hartman Icons From a Broken World: Norman Akers Oil paint, encaustic and glass beads on true gesso panel 60â€? x 54â€?
Norman Akers Invisible World Passing Through Tears to Water Lithograph 19.5” x 16” Edition 20
Billy Hassell Orchard Oriole with Peaches Oil on canvas 42” x 38”
Billy Hassell Cactus Wren, Eye on the Prize Oil on canvas 42” x 38” 18.
Annie Helmericks-Louder Requiem for the Birds reqÂˇuiÂˇem noun A Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead A musical composition setting parts of a requiem Mass, or of a similar character An act or token of remembrance. Mixed Media Detail
Annie Helmericks-Louder Detail 20.
Marcus Cain Ritual (left) Acrylic and latex on canvas 84” x 60”
Marcus Cain Green Uniform Acrylic and latex on canvas 18” x 14” 22.
Judy Onofrio Unearth Sliced bone, mica, diamond dust, acrylic paint, resin 15” x 37” x 8”
Vincent Falsetta EP 17-4 Oil on canvas 48” x 44”
Billy Hassell The Canary (In the Coal Mine) Oil on canvas 52” x 50”
Ana Maria Hernando Y yo miro flores (And I Look at Flowers) 1-6 Acrylic inks and acrylics on paper with cut-outs 20” x 16” each
Ana Maria Hernando Como Conversan el Hielo y el fuego? (How do the Ice and the Fire Converse?) Acrylic inks and acrylics on paper 40” x 26”
Mary Ann Strandell Transit Trail Train Bottoms- Diptych 3-D Lenticular Media 42” x 64”
Mary Ann Strandell Missouri River/August Oil on primed rag 30â€? x 30â€?
Mary Ann Strandell Transit Trail Shawnee Bird 3-D Lenticular Media 42” x 32” 36.
Brandon Reese Dunes (left) Stoneware with porcelain slip and wood 84” x 14” x 12” 38.
Brandon Reese Gannon Salt glazed stoneware 24” x 24” x 8”
Anne Austin Pearce Blue Sea I Ink and acrylic on paper 48” x 48”
Anne Austin Pearce Black Sea I Ink and acrylic on paper 48” x 48” 40.
Cary Esser Parfleche (b21) Parfleche (b24) Parfleche (w21) Earthenware and glaze 16” x 11” x 1.5” each
Tom Jones Those White Paper Fellows Tell Black Ink Lies Digital photograph and engraved glass 19.5” x 9.25” Edition of 10
Tom Jones Their Head Were Full of Fantasy Digital photograph and engraved glass 11.75” x 34.25” Edition of 10 44.
Tom Jones Tobacca, Snuff, and Segar Digital photograph and engraved glass 19.5” x 9.25” Edition of 10
Tom Jones Seminole Digital photograph and engraved glass 19.5” x 9.25” Edition of 10
Tom Jones Join or Die Digital photograph and engraved glass 9.25” x 19.5” Edition of 10 46.
Ky Anderson Spin 2 Acrylic on canvas 64” x 54” 48.
Ky Anderson Full Body Shield Acrylic on canvas 60” x 45”
Ky Anderson Empty Lower Half Acrylic on canvas 60” x 45”
Art Miller Cellular Towers 1-12 Archival inkjet prints 15â€? x 22â€? each
Larry Thomas Jealous Shadow Mixed media on canvas 40” x 56”
Larry Thomas Precarious Flicker Mixed media on canvas 40” x 56”
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