Kranzberg Arts Center 2017
Kranzberg Arts Center
2017 Gallery Exhibitions
Bryce Robinson “Prime Beauty” – on display January 20 to February 25, 2017
UMSL Group Show “Taking It To The Streets” – on display April 7 to May 20, 2017
Artists First “Variation and Adaptations” – on display June 2 to July 29, 2017
Sarah Paulsen “White Ghosts” – on display September 1 to October 21, 2017
Kat Douglas & Sukanya Mani “Reflections” – on display November 3 to December 30, 2017
Opening receptions from 6-9pm on exhibit opening dates
Bryce Olen Robinson, Prime Beauty, on display 1/20/17 through 2/25/17, has a layered background of experiences and uses collisions of multiple forms of sculpture as his vehicle for expression and urges the audience to look with fresh eyes at the collision of multiple social events taking place around us.
Taking It To The Streets, on display 4/7/17 through 5/20/17, is a group exhibit organized through Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Individual artists, Basil Kincaid, through multi-media, Lois Ingrum, through photographs, Howard Berry through drawings, and De Andrea Nichols through performance will present their work together. The interaction of the work of these artists will create a unique and provocative gallery environment. These are the voices of young engaged artists who with their own questions, ask us how we will act to shape the future of our community.
Variation and Adaptations, on display 6/2/17 through 7/29/17, is an exhibit curated by Artists First, an organization that has long worked to promote the artwork of individuals challenged by physical or psychological obstacles. While typically judged by society as impaired, this organization advocates for these artists to be considered as equal, not other, within the visual art community by their unique perspectives and life experiences. Angela Gipson, Jeff Johnson, and Jimmy Holmes will each present a body of work specific to their use of media and focused examinations.
Sarah Paulsen, White Ghosts, on display 9/1/17 through 10/21/17, is the work of a Latina artist acknowledging the dominating hegemony of “white” culture in American society. Within the overwhelmingly “white” noise of media that can drown out all other voices, she brings to light, through her paintings of her cultural memories and influences, her personal awareness and individual self.
Reflections, on display 11/3/17 through 12/30/17, is a group show by Kat Douglas and Sukyana Mani, both of whom are intrigued by how we express ourselves leading ultimately to communicating with others. Visual art is a language, after all, and the beginning of written communication was in the form of pictographs and visual codes. Each of these artists explore this concept from opposite ends of human history. Kat Douglas examines communication in a contemporary context while Sukyana Mani starts at the beginning of human mark-making. Each end of the spectrum has within it the limitations and nuanced subtle intimacies of the human psyche.
January 20 (Friday) - December 30 (Saturday)
Kranzberg Arts Center - Gallery
501 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103