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Friday, January 29, 2016

Art around Arkansas: Masks, photographs, fiber, paintings

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click to enlarge Sharon McConnell-Dickerson resin casts, at the Laman Public Library.
  • Sharon McConnell-Dickerson resin casts, at the Laman Public Library.
Here's a tour of some of the work you can see in galleries around Arkansas, starting with the newest, "Cast of Blues" at the William F. Laman Public Library, which opened today:

"CAST OF BLUES" includes 15 resin-cast masks of blues legends (see above) by vision-impaired artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, who says the work "captures the flesh, muscle, bone, hair, and subtle expressions of emotion. I wanted to discover the faces behind the music I love, so I went to Mississippi to map out the visages of the real Delta blues men and women.”

Also on exhibit will be photographs by Ken Murphy from the book "Mississippi: State of Blues."

The exhibit runs through March 11. 

click to enlarge Louis Bourgeois' "Kim and Ed: The Remix" at UALR.
  • Louis Bourgeois' "Kim and Ed: The Remix" at UALR.

click to enlarge "Arched Figures," charcoal by Sally Williams, at UALR
  • "Arched Figures," charcoal by Sally Williams, at UALR
AT UALR, the Fine Arts Building galleries hold three exhibits: “Jobbers, Heels and Faces — Robert McCann,” monumental paintings featuring pro-wrestlers as the central motif, in Gallery I through March 3, “Awakened by These Dreams,” paintings by Douglas Bourgeois, through Feb. 26 in the Maners/Pappas Gallery; and “Works from the Permanent Collection,” works exploring the human form by Jason Almand, Trevor Bennett, Cathy Burns, Leon Golub, Kathe Kollwitz, Komar & Melamid, Yao-Ping Liang, Henry Moore, David O'Brien, Jack Radcliffe, Kimberly Rengel, Jan Saudek, Winston Taylor and Sally A. Williams, through Feb. 26 in Gallery III.  

 


click to enlarge maggie_has_dementia.jpg

AT UCA, the Baum Gallery's spring exhibits include “Finding Shelter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art,” curated by Deborah Kuster; “Maggie Steber: ‘Madje Has Dementia,’ ‘Rite of Passage’ ”; and “Mike Jabbur: Point/Counterpoint.” The shows go down Feb. 18.

More on the jump.


click to enlarge "Cord of Three," by Deborah Kuster, at the Argenta branch of the Laman Library.
  • "Cord of Three," by Deborah Kuster, at the Argenta branch of the Laman Library.


SPEAKING OF FIBER ART, the Argenta branch of the Laman Public Library is featuring work by Arkansas fiber artists  by Barbara Cade, Jane Hartfield, Marianne Nolley, Sofia Gonzalez, Deborah Kuster, Lilia Hernandez, Louise Halsey, Randi Curtis and Amanda Linn. The show, "Form in Fiber," goes down next week, on Feb. 5.  

click to enlarge "Red," by David Noah, at Mugs.
  • "Red," by David Noah, at Mugs.

ALSO IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK, at Mugs Cafe, is the show "The Art of Gum Bichromate,” photographs by UALR professor Joli Livaudais and students, including David Noah, whose work "Red" appears above.



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