Hunt Slonem & Fall Motif including: Margaret Evangeline, Andy Gershon, Brenda Zappitell, Carlos Gamez de Fransisco and Cynthia Bjorn

FIRST FRIDAY: OCTOBER 5, 2018

  • Currently on exhibition from September 7 through October 20, 2018.

  • An opening reception for new works by Hunt Slonem will be held Friday October 5th from 5-8 pm at our newest location The Drawing Room: 1903 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO 64108. This event is open to the public.

  • Join us for the opening of Fall Motif including works by Margaret Evangeline, Andy Gershon, Brenda Zappitell, Carlos Gamez de Fransisco and Cynthia Bjorn. A reception will be held Friday October 5th from 5-8 pm at the Weinberger Fine Art main gallery space, 114 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO. This is a members only event.

  • Both of these shows will remain open to the public Tuesdays - Fridays from 10-6 and Saturdays from 12-5.

Soft Geometry

First Friday: August 3, 2018

  • An opening reception for SOFT GEOMETRY, featuring new work by Laura Berman and Cheryl Gail, will be held from 5 to 8 pm and is open to the public at WFA's second location, The Drawing Room: 1903 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO 64108.
  • Summer Salon and Flat File Sale will be open to the public from 2 to 5 pm Friday, August 3 at the main WFA space: 114 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO.  This show will be member's only from 5 to 8 pm. Items from the gallery's Flat Files will be on sale during this event.  

above image: Wonders Sea 13 | Laura Berman, monoprint, 20x20 inches, 2018, $1800

Thoughts & Prayers

Thoughts & Prayers

The opening reception for THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, May 11th before Mother’s Day at Weinberger Fine Art’s Drawing Room located at 1903 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO 64108.  The exhibition will be open to the public as well during June’s First Friday on June 1st from 5-8pm and July First Friday on July 6th from 5-8pm.

Fugitive Color

Fugitive Color

The exhibition “Fugitive Color” features artwork from Linda Lighton (ceramics), Kuzana Ogg (painting), and Erin McIntosh (paintings and works on paper).  Each artist creates work that is sensorially driven, emphasizing color and balance with biological undertones.   

Building Blocks

Building Blocks

Weinberger Fine Art starts the new year with, BUILDING BLOCKS, a three person exhibition featuring the work of Jeremy Rockwell (Assemblage), Laura Nugent (Abstract Painting), and Michael Driggs (Cityscapes) .  In this exhibition, there is an emphasis on the components or elements in each of the artists’ work; using found objects, color fields, or simplified cityscapes.

BUILDING BLOCKS will be on view from January 12th through February 24th.

Laura Berman's Studio

Laura Berman's Studio

WFA hosted an intimate studio visit for Laura Berman with patrons.  Laura's studio is bright and welcoming.  White walls house her masterfully colored prints.  In the center of the studio is a large work table and printing press.  Three large windows at the back look out into her yard.  Around her desk are small intimate collections that are carefully curated and thoughtfully displayed.  It was inspiring to see how pieces from her collections influenced and presented themselves in her prints and paintings.

STILL LIFE | WINTER COLLECTIVE

Weinberger Fine Art presents the group exhibition, STILL LIFE | WINTER COLLECTIVE, will feature contemporary works exploring the still life genre.  This genre allows artists to showcase technique infused with underlying concepts and commentary.  The exhibition will include two and three dimensional art forms such as painting, photography, and ceramics in a range of styles from photorealism, to expressionism, and formalism.  

STILL LIFE | WINTER COLLECTIVE will be on view from November 2nd through January 6th.

Artists included in exhibition are Aaron Morgan-Brown, Dean Kube, Misty Gamble, Tom Gregg, Linda Lighton, Richard Mattsson, and Kevin Morris.

Marshall Maude | Ceramic Sculpture

Marshall Maude is a ceramic artist and Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Kansas. Before joining the faculty, Marshall was a Lecturer at the University of Kansas. He also headed the Ceramics program at Benedictine College and taught sculpture at Johnson County Community College.

Marshall received his MFA in 2003 from the University of Kansas. He did post-baccalaureate studies in wood fire ceramics and kiln construction at Northern Arizona University. He opened Studio 59, a ceramics studio and gallery in 2004, producing and marketing functional and sculptural ceramic work. Marshall has designed, built and fired wood kilns across the United States. He has shown his work in solo, two-person and group exhibitions nationally and in Korea. 

"I focus on creating work that alludes to motion, chance and time to evoke a sense of mystery, which, while being open to individual interpretation, is grounded by the earth and our relationship to it as humans, " - Marshall Maude

 Retrace, 2017

Retrace, 2017

Laura Berman | Setting Space opens Aug. 31st

"Setting Space" features new prints and paintings by Laura Berman that describe the dynamics of time and distance. Forms grow together, settling into each other and creating new worlds.  Endless play and thoughtful reflection are at the heart of Berman's work. She is a masterful colorist, building layered landscapes that defy traditional definition. 

The exhibition is on view from August 31 - October 28.

The opening reception for Setting Space is Thursday, August 31 from 5-8pm with an Artist talk beginning at 6:30pm.  

First Friday WFA members events are September 1 & October 6 from 5-8pm 

 

Plops, Kinks and Spills

Brett Reif's sculptures in Plops, Kinks, and Spills draw on themes of the Arte Povera Movement, in which artists find beauty in the ordinary, and combines them with playful contradictions.

"What if you discover that the way you've been living has serious consequences that are unsustainable? What if you have to decide on a course of action to rectify those consequences? Would you have the courage to face tough decisions to change your life? Or would you hold steadfast to the status quo in spite of the consequences?

My latest series of works, Plops, Kinks & Spills, depicts what happens when we try to have it all. The work represents a sculptural exploration using common household tile in forms that depict accidents, obstructions, and impermanence.  Plops, Kinks & Spills, embraces shallow fun and optical joy, as it exposes the hidden underbelly of discontent. These works pose smugly like idols for our time -- objects of joy that belie the perils lurking in the future if our current path continues unhindered."  - Brett Reif:  Plops, Kinks and Spills, 2017

The exhibition is on view from July 7 - August 26.  

The opening reception for Plops, Kinks and Spills is Thursday, July 13th from 5-8pm with an Artist talk beginning at 6:30pm.  

First Friday WFA members events are July 7 & August 4 from 5-8pm 

Point of Reference Exhibition

Debbie Barrett-Jones

Weinberger Fine Art's exhibition, Point of Reference, features work by Stephen T. Johnson, Travis Pratt, and Debbie Barrett-Jones.  The exhibition has been curated to showcase recent and previous artworks from each artist in an effort to encourage viewers to ask questions and make connections regarding the evolution of the artist's studio practice.  How does one series of work affect or overlap with the next and which questions do the artists continue to ask and answer through their studio practice?


An Opening Reception for Point of Reference | Past and Present Works will be held on May 4 from 5-8pm at the gallery with an Artist Talk at 6:30 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  

Weinberger Fine Art will host a Members Reception on the First Friday of May and June from 5-8pm.

On view from May 4 - JuLY 1

For further questions regarding the exhibition POINT OF REFERENCE | FEATURING STEPHEN T. JOHNSON, TRAVIS PRATT, AND DEBBIE BARRETT-JONES or Exhibition Receptions, please contact the gallery.  

PH. 816-301-4428 | email courtney@weinbergerfineart.com

MILES NEIDINGER | SCULPTURE

Living amidst a home remodeling project in Mile Neidinger's youth has had a great influence on his work - surrounded by clusters of debris and living in a partially deconstructed home was influential to his methods of perception. He witnessed the tearing out of walls, which exposed raw studs, plumbing pipes, and electrical wiring.  He learned his home had an infrastructure and that he was helping his parents to expose its inner design.

Neidinger has worked in the commercial and industrial electrical industry since 2001.  His artistic visualization has been informed by his experience in the workplace.  As an electrician he has found real life functions for color-coding, tape, conduit bending, and installations, the utilization of trigonometry, algebraic equations, and geometric functions. All these experiences have drastically informed his artistic practices and continue to do so.

Although this work insists on formal purity, it never remains solely dependent upon the materials and imagery employed. Reversals are staged between banality and beauty, synthetic and organic, repulsion and attraction. 

 

HABITUAL OBSERVATIONS | NEW WORK BY MADELINE GALLUCCI AND BRENDA ZAPPITELL

Habitual Observations

Madeline Gallucci and Brenda Zappitell, who have never met, share similarities in their studio pursuit and practice. Gallucci explores, dissects, and reinterprets her everyday environment through her vibrant drawings, whimsical paintings, and digital prints.  At the same time, Zappitell is also influenced by her environment, choosing to rely on intuition over examination to translate her experience into a painting.  For both artists, the evidence of these translations is a body of work that captures a bright, bold, and positive energy.  

Biographies

Madeline Gallucci received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 where she acquired a passion for image making and working collaboratively. Gallucci has shown locally in Kansas City at Plug Projects, Paragraph Gallery and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art as well as nationally at IDIO Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Rebekah Templeton in Philadelphia, PA, Skylab Gallery in Columbus, OH and Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, MD. She has been featured in local publications such as The Pitch and KC Magazine. Gallucci has been awarded local residencies through Charlotte Street Foundation and Hotel Phillips as well as national residencies in San Fransisco and Grinnell, IA. 

Madeline Gallucci is a recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award. In addition to her studio practice, Madeline is Co-Director of Front/Space, an innovative project space located in Kansas City.

Brenda Zappitell, a Florida native, lives in Delray Beach, FL with her family. She creates abstract expressionist works not only born out of intuition but also serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences. Although mostly self taught, she has attended classes and workshops in New Mexico, Mexico and Florida. Her work is in both private and public collections. Her work juxtaposes the balancing of counterintuitive ideas. She is interested in beauty and imperfection, as well as the intersection of memory and being in the present moment. Through a primarily intuitive process these ideas are exemplified both intentionally and unintentionally in her work. 

 

DEFINING ATMOSPHERE | RECENT PAINTINGS BY CLARE DOVETON AND RUTH BORUM-LOVELAND

 

Take an online tour of the exhibition here

Weinberger Fine Art presents DEFINING ATMOSPHERE on view from January 13 - February 25. The exhibition showcases works by Clare Doveton and Ruth Borum-Loveland. The concept of atmosphere and meditation connects the work of these two artists. Each artist incorporates a practice of meditation in their work, whether through intense mark making or directly practicing meditation prior to working in the studio.  The result is paintings that play with a sense of space and location.

The gallery is open to the public on First Friday, February 3rd from 2-5pm with a private member reception from at 5-8pm.  Not a member yet?  Sign up today - either online or at the door, we'd love for you to join us!

For further questions regarding the exhibition DEFINING ATMOSPHERE or the reception, please contact the gallery. 

PH. 816-301-4428 | EMAIL: courtney@weinbergerfineart.com or visit our website www.weinbergerfineart.com

WINTER COLLECTIVE | WORKS ON PAPER | NOV 4 - JAN 7

Take an online tour of the exhibition here

Weinberger Fine Art presents the WINTER COLLECTIVE | WORKS ON PAPER on view from November 4 - January 7th.  This exhibition highlights work recently curated from eight different artists and includes vibrant drawings, spontaneous mark making, collaged work, and whimsical paintings on paper. The artists featured in THE WINTER COLLECTIVE are Madeline Gallucci, Michael Regnier, Stephen T Johnson, Brenda Zappitell, Hunt Slonem, Larassa Kabel, John Raux, and Salvador Dali.  

Click here to view the exhibition catalog

The exhibition opens Friday, November 4th.  The gallery hosts exclusive First Friday hours for its members with an appearance by Pop-up Charlie.

Weinberger Fine Art will host a cocktail reception for The Winter Collective on Thursday, November 17th from 5-8pm.  This reception is open to the public.

Our Curators Talk and Luncheon will be held on Thursday, December 8th.  This event will focus on Works on Paper; Mark Stevenson (paper conservator), Aaron Shipps (Fine Art Print Publisher), and Kim Weinberger (Curator) will be available to discuss the topic of Works on Paper and answer guests questions.  The Luncheon is catered and limited seating available, so RSVP is required.

For further questions regarding the exhibition WINTER COLLECTIVE | WORKS ON PAPER, the Reception, or the Curator's Talk please contact the gallery. PH. 816-301-4428 | Email: courtney@weinbergerfineart.com
 

Margaret Evangeline | In Beauty There Is Guilt | SEPT 1 - OCT 29

PAINTINGS INFLUENCED BY THE CONCEPT GENIUS LOCI, MEDITATION, AND HEALING ON DISPLAY AT WEINBERGER FINE ART

 VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION THURSDAY, SEPT 1ST 5-8 PM

Margaret Evangeline in her studio with her dog, Voltaire

Weinberger Fine Art is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition, MARGARET EVANGELINE | IN BEAUTY THERE IS GUILT.  Join the artist at Weinberger Fine Art for a special VIP cocktail reception and book signing on Thursday, September 1st from 5-8pm.  The event will be catered with food inspired by the artist with a performance by cellist David Downing.  This is a free event.  For more information about the artist and the gallery, visit www.weinbergerfineart.com.

This exhibition highlights new, large-scale abstract paintings recently curated from Margaret Evangeline’sstudio in New York City.   A piece titled “Terra Firma” is completed in shades of grey with waves upon waves that drip and overlap with each other. Other paintings highlight black outlines of camellias over the waves.   The artist uses “mending gestures” while painting with crystallina - a pigment that sparkles - suggesting a preciousness and references kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken objects with gold. The paintings in this exhibition convey a practice of meditation in both their creation and in perspective.  

Working abstractly, Evangeline allows the viewer their own entry into and interpretation of her work.  However, Evangeline’sconcepts and personal associations offer a key to further meaning and insight to the imagery.   Concepts of location, healing, meditation, and history influence her paintings.  Subjects such as the camellia flower link Evangeline to New Orleans and brings to mind mandalas.  Water plays an important role in the artist’s work; the rivers that have surrounded her have become a character or voice in her paintings.    In Louisiana, Evangeline was greatly impacted by the water in surrounding the New Orleans landscape. Eventually, the artist moved her studio to New York City and again found herself aligning to another great river, the Hudson. 

Another important concept behind Evangeline’s work is genius loci or the “indwelling spirit of place” that influences every piece either in its creation or through subject matter.   Her work is filtered through a personal history often in association to a specific location.  The idea of genius loci, in other words the power, energy and history of place, is present in the city she lives in, the studio she works in, and even in the tools she uses.  It is a concept affecting her work from creation to final object.  Beyond genius loci, Evangeline incorporates the irony of the connection and pull of opposites: destruction/creation, life/death, aggression/peace, etc.  Through this practice Evangeline allows her work to become a playground for alternating energies and perspectives.  

Margaret Evangeline received her MFA from the University of New Orleans in 1978 and has an impressive resume; she has been consistently featured in solo exhibitions as well as creating site-specific installations in addition to winning numerous awards and residencies including the New York Foundation the for Arts Painting Fellowship, a grant recipient for the Pollock-Krasner Foundation of New York, and as an Art Omi Artist Residency Board Member and former resident.  Her body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, performance, video, and painting.  

Weinberger Fine Art will have copies available of the book, Margaret Evangeline, which is a comprehensive study of the artist’s processes and work.  Evangeline will be available for book signing at the VIP cocktail reception on Thursday, September 1st from 5-8pm.

For further questions regarding the exhibition MARGARET EVANGELINE | IN BEAUTY THERE IS GUILT, the VIP Reception, or artist please contact the gallery.  PH. 816-301-4428 or email courtney@weinbergerfineart.com

 

 

Artist Talk and Luncheon

Weinberger Fine Art is excited to announce an upcoming Artist Talk and Luncheon featuring four Kansas City-based artists; Clare Doveton, Richard Mattsson, Jennifer Rivera and Jeff Robinson.  The artists will discuss their works included in THE SUMMER COLLECTIVE, in which landscape was used as the basis of curation.

The Artist Talk and Luncheon will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, August 12 at Weinberger Fine Art. Each artist will speak about his or her work on display, with time for questions and conversation afterward. Lunch will be catered by Mildred’s Coffeehouse. The Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased here. This Artist Talk and Luncheon is part of Weinberger Fine Art’s mission to support the culture and patronage of the arts in Kansas City and offers the community an opportunity to interact directly with artists.

Works by Doveton, Mattsson, Rivera and Robinson are part of the current show on view, THE SUMMER COLLECTIVE | SIX PAINTERS SPANNING ABSTRACT TO REALISM. The show also includes work by Francis Livingston and Daryl Thetford. The concept of landscape pervades the show, including abstracted prairie landscapes, realistic Kansas City landscapes, ambiguous colorful abstractions, fantastic skyscapes, and urban settings. Recent figurative work by Dean Kube and the abstract color-fields with integrated embroidery of Raul de la Torre are also currently on view in the gallery. The Summer Collective will be on view through August 27.


Weinberger Fine Art is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. or by appointment and/or chance. The gallery hosts Members Only hours on First Friday, where members are welcome to enjoy wine and hors d’ouerves. It is the perfect time to enjoy the excitement of First Friday. Visit our Membership page to learn more.

The Summer Collective

Weinberger Fine Art is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition, THE SUMMER COLLECTIVE | SIX PAINTERS SPANNING ABSTRACT TO REALISM.  This exhibition is on view from July 1 - August 27th and highlights work recently curated from six painters with various perspectives, ranging from abstract to realism, related to the subject of landscape.  The painters featured in THE SUMMER COLLECTIVE are Francis Livingston, Richard Mattsson, Jeff Robinson, Clare Doveton, Daryl Thetford, and Jennifer Rivera.  The concept of landscape pervades the show with works including abstracted prairie landscapes, realistic Kansas City landscapes, ambiguous colorful abstractions, fantastic sky-scapes, and paintings of urban settings and places. 

The gallery will also feature recent works by Andy Gershon, figurative work by Dean Kube and the abstract color-fields with integrated embroidery of Raul de la Torre. 

Join us at Weinberger Fine Art for a FUN RECEPTION with food trucks and entertainment on Friday, July 15th from 5:30-8pm.  Food Trucks will be parked outside in front of the gallery with entertainment inside provided by Leo Gayden, a hip hop dancer and DJ.  Gayden was recently featured in the May/June issue of KC STUDIO.    RSVP to this FREE event at www.weinbergerfineart.com

Gallery hours for Weinberger Fine Art are Tuesday through Friday from 10 - 6pm and Saturday from 12-5pm or by appointment and/or chance.  The gallery hosts Members Only hours on First Friday from 5-7:30pm and is open to the public from 7:30-9pm.  Members are welcome to enjoy wine and hors d’ouerves during Members Only hours.  It is the perfect time to enjoy the excitement of First Friday!  Become a member today!

For more information, feel free to call the gallery at 816-301-4428