Far From the Horizon

Please join us in the Drawing Room on Friday, January 11th from 5:30 - 8:30pm for the public opening of Far From the Horizon featuring Clare Doveton and Larassa Kabel.

The exhibition Far From the Horizon explores the contrast between the richness of the Midwestern landscape and the melancholy of unbridled terrain. Between glowing sunrises and flickering fields of grain there too resides isolation, disorientation, and fear. With oils and graphite Clare Doveton and Larassa Kabel simultaneously draw viewers into the beauty of the natural world while pushing them away from the romantic. 

The Drawing Room is located at 1903 Wyandotte Street.

The duration of the exhibit is open to the public from 10am-6pm Tuesday through Friday and Noon-5pm on Saturday’s. 

2019 Winter Collective

Join us at the Weinberger main gallery for December’s First Friday and the 2019 Winter Collective featuring works by several different artists including Tom Gregg, Ted Hinrichs, Rachelle Gardner-Roe, Cynthia Bjorn and more.

This is a Member’s Event from 5-8 and open to the public 2-5. Learn more on how to become a member here.

Weinberger Fine Art is located at 114 Southwest Boulevard.

Cornucopia: November First Friday

Join us Friday, November 2nd for the opening of Nancy Friedman-Sanchez’s Cornucopia. With an explosion of flora, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s exhibition at Weinberger Fine Art’s Drawing Room explores colonialism, identity, and cultural hybridity.

Following the artist’s immigration from Colombia, Friedemann-Sánchez began creating art that deals with the tension of displacement. Drawing and painting intricate flowers and lace, she addresses Spanish colonialism, bilingualism, and patriarchal oppression. Her work is strikingly laborious, chillingly ominous, and indulgently lush.

This event is open to the public from 5-8pm and will take place at The Drawing Room located at 1903 Wyandotte. The final First Friday Member’s Only viewing of Fall Motif in the Weinberger main gallery space will also be on view from 5-8pm at 114 Southwest Boulevard.

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