Art Review http://kmuw.org en A Dazzling Spectrum of Floating Color http://kmuw.org/post/dazzling-spectrum-floating-color <p>Working on the installation <em>Sen</em> by artist <a href="http://www.lisasolomon.com/">Lisa Solomon</a> was an all-hands-on-deck affair at the Ulrich Underground. I was one of many on the team and its completion was nothing short of a Herculean effort.</p><p>The title, <em>Sen</em>, is the Japanese word for ‘one thousand’. Most literally, this title describes the 1,000 hand-made doilies pinned to the wall. These doilies were made by participants from around the world.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:16:33 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 37895 at http://kmuw.org A Dazzling Spectrum of Floating Color An Art Show That Crosses Borders http://kmuw.org/post/art-show-crosses-borders <p>Artist and activist Armando Minjarez has been busy! He’s the driving force behind the ICT Army of Artists, responsible for the <em>Immigration is Beautiful</em> mural – and its loving restorations after it was defaced.</p><p>Minjarez also found the time to create an array of sculptural and installation artwork for his solo exhibition <em>Un Recuerdito</em>&nbsp;or, <em>A Small Keepsake</em>. Despite the diminutive in the title, the show takes over the first floor at CityArts.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 37110 at http://kmuw.org An Art Show That Crosses Borders New Exhibit Details Events of 'Freedom Summer' http://kmuw.org/post/new-exhibit-details-events-freedom-summer <p></p><p>The <a href="http://tkaamuseum.net/">Kansas African American Museum</a> opened a new show this past weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer of 1964.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 36428 at http://kmuw.org New Exhibit Details Events of 'Freedom Summer' Celebrating An Art Lover http://kmuw.org/post/celebrating-art-lover <p></p><p>This month the Ulrich Underground honors a beloved member of our community, <a href="http://vimeo.com/78381382">Ruth Ann Martin,</a> in the exhibition, <a href="http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=ulrichmuseum&amp;p=/Art/Exhibitions/Fill_It_To_the_Brim/"><em>Fill It to the Brim</em></a>.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 35715 at http://kmuw.org Celebrating An Art Lover Art Review: Wichita Art Museum's Exceptional Glass Collection http://kmuw.org/post/art-review-wichita-art-museums-exceptional-glass-collection <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Wichita Art Museum’s permanent collection has strong holdings in Early Modernism from the United States, with notable artists such as: Edward Hopper, Arthur Dove, John Singleton Copley and Mary Cassatt. But did you know it also has an exceptional collection of American glass?</p><p>The majority of the glass holdings are Steuben Glass - a pinnacle of American artisanship. Steuben Glass was founded in 1903 and produced high-end decorative glass for over one hundred years, until its closing in 2012.</p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:11:23 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 35125 at http://kmuw.org Art Review: Wichita Art Museum's Exceptional Glass Collection Immerse Yourself In The TYTON http://kmuw.org/post/immerse-yourself-tyton <p></p><p>I recently traveled to the <a href="http://www.salinaartcenter.org/exhibitions/view/tyton/">Salina Arts Center</a> for the maiden voyage of the <a href="http://www.salinaartcenter.org/exhibitions/view/tyton/">TYTON</a> - an installation by artist <a href="http://www.randyregier.com/">Randy Regier</a> and writer and director <a href="http://gaillerner.com/">Gail Lerner</a>. Both led a workshop-in-residence at the Center. Regier and Lerner worked together and collaborated with the community to create a fictional luxury submarine cruise liner called TYTON.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 34401 at http://kmuw.org Immerse Yourself In The TYTON Experiencing 'The Bridge Club' http://kmuw.org/post/experiencing-bridge-club <p></p><p>There has been a lot of performance art in Wichita lately: ProjectvRunaway for WSU Shift Space, George Ferrandi with Harvester Arts, and The Bridge Club brought in by the Ulrich Museum.</p><p>For those who may not "get" performance art, you are far from alone. But let me offer this brief explanation: Performance artists craft experiences, instead of paintings or sculptures. It is ephemeral, and while there may be photographic documentation, viewing images and experiencing the performance are two separate things.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 33736 at http://kmuw.org Experiencing 'The Bridge Club' Is 'Free' Really Free? http://kmuw.org/post/free-really-free <p></p><p>This is the final weekend for the exhibition FREE TEXTS by Stephanie Syjuco at the Ulrich Museum.</p><p>Syjuco is a recent recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and her solo exhibition proves that the re-conceptualized Ulrich Underground is a perfect space for experimentation and contemporary artistic talent.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 33054 at http://kmuw.org Is 'Free' Really Free? Mechanical Sculptures In An Unusual Gallery http://kmuw.org/post/mechanical-sculptures-unusual-gallery <p></p><p>On Commerce Street, you can find a number of art galleries, but there is one that I would even hesitate to call a “gallery.” It’s really a restoration workshop with a space for art up front.</p><p>The garage-slash-art space seems an unlikely pairing, but every time I walk into <a href="http://goawaygarage.blogspot.com/">Go Away Garage</a>, I’m impressed by either the quality of craftsmanship in the art or the quality of the presentation. Last Final Friday, I was impressed by both.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 32375 at http://kmuw.org Mechanical Sculptures In An Unusual Gallery A Cultural Icon Turned Commercial Design http://kmuw.org/post/cultural-icon-turned-commercial-design <p></p><p>Have you ever seen that print of the word “<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_(sculpture)">LOVE</a>”? It has red capitalized letters, each stacked on one another like the four quadrants of a Cartesian grid, but with the “O” slightly tilted.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 31653 at http://kmuw.org A Cultural Icon Turned Commercial Design