Abstract Kansas City

Eric Sall, 2005, oil on canvas, 96 x 78 inches
Eric Sall, 2005, oil on canvas, 96 x 78 inches

Vince Contarino blogs installation photos from the recent exhibition Abstract Kansas City at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas.

The exhibition showcases the museum's collection including a fantastic selection of paintings and painting inspired work by artists with Kansas City roots, including Dan Christensen, Rachel Hayes, Anne Lindberg, Wilbur Niewald, Warren Rosser, Jered Sprecher, Eric Sall, Brian Fahlstrom, Sharon Patten and Stanley Whitney.

In a review of the show (with more images) in the Kansas City Star, Dana Self writes: "Despite their varied media, generational differences and range of material application, the exhibition artists are linked through their devotion to systems of discovery and, of course, their Kansas City connections. Personal narrative, chaos, metaphysical ideas of the sublime and pure formal processes are the schema through which each artist deploys his or her own sense of self and place."