Tag: Nerman Museum

Kim Keever’s magnificent work Sunset 44d, is on view at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, for the museum’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of their Oppenheimer Collection. Sunset 44d is also included in the 340 page Oppenheimer Collection catalogue, for which Andrea S. Norris writes:

“Playing with our perceptions of the natural, Keever’s images first compel a struggle to understand their subjects, then inspire wonder at the artist’s creativity and technical achievement of faux verisimilitude, and finally suggest troubling aspects of humankind’s relationship with nature….”

Please visit Kim Keever’s artist page for further information.

Ricky Allman, Nerman Museum

Overland Park, KS – The Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows – 2011 exhibition opens in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, Friday, September 9th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Lectures by the three featured artists begin at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s Hudson Auditorium. Both the reception and lectures are free and open to the public.

Artist Ricky Allman was born and raised in Utah, and his paintings reflect the geographical environment, mountainous landscapes and Mormon architecture of his upbringing. His most recent paintings incorporate Modernist architectural structures, as well as areas of gestural painting and exuberant color.

“For the Charlotte Street Foundation exhibition I am continuing my exploration of the natural and built environment. Looking through the lens of my personal religious disaffection, I am making work about the hope I have for the future of humanity via the new explosion of knowledge, science and technology we are now entering. We live in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex society which I once believed was destined for an apocalyptic demise. Coming to understand the enormous amount of innovation now occurring in human thought and progress, I am much more optimistic,” said Allman….