Above are images from the opening of James Brinsfield - a Twenty Year Retrospective; on display through September, 2018 (and an image from Warren Rosser, Transitions: Color + Space, and couple images from our recent Sweep exhibition). Committed to abstract painting since the 1970s, Brinsfield is a respected and influential painter whose works are in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art both in Kansas City, MO. His career includes 19 one-person shows in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Kansas City.
And if you are in town, please visit us in person - Wed thru Fri 12 to 6 pm, Sat 12 to 5 pm, and by appt. Thank you.
This exhibition of smaller work on paper includes lithographs, monoprints, and paintings, and illustrates Rosser’s interest in printmaking, with trial examples of his process in creating monoprints and the multi-layer of color transparencies creating deep implied space that can be achieved in that medium.
Rosser’s work examines an abstract language, exploring architectural forms and constructed space with particular attention to color, its transitions and subtleties. Related to this exploration are investigations of the "space" an art work occupies as compared to the space in which the works are seen.
Rosser’s long-time interest in the relationship between the work of art and the viewer, and that a "painting" does not always have to be vertical on the wall facing a viewer at eye level, comes through in these vivid smaller works, and the way we have chosen to display the works.
The exhibition is on display through September.