2012 Baltimore Ave I Kansas City, MO 64108 I 816.474.1919 I Thurs-Sat, 11am-5pm

First Friday Opening
November 1, 2013
6pm-9pm

Left: Venus in Furs - Winged Demon, published in 1969, drypoint etching with roulette, 15" x 11" 
Right: Poems by Mao Zedong - The Turtle Mountain, published in 1968, etching reworked in drypoint, 15" x 11"

Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection
 
Presented by:
 
November 1 - November 24, 2013
Main Gallery

 

 

Salvador Dali's publisher, Pierre Argillet (1910-2001) and Dali enjoyed a collaboration and a friendship that spanned five decades; and produced what art historians have termed "the finest bodies of the Master's Art".  This collection made available by the Argillet Estate is...truly... A privilege and an opportunity for the collector to own a prominent piece of Dali's legacy.

 

Pierre Argillet's body of Dali's etchings, original works and books appear in museums throughout the world, and have enjoyed a home at the Museum of Surrealism in Melun, France (Pierre Argillet's former home "Chateau Vaux-le-Penil" and former museum) as well as in the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The collection is also housed at the prestigious Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  Together, Argillet & Dali created remarkable editions of original prints, lived the life of a committed "Surrealist" and developed images that are highly-valued and prized by collectors today.

  

This exhibition and collection opportunity offers works from Dali's Suites, including Mythologie, Les Hippies, Goethe's Faust, and the incomparable Poemes Secrets d'Apollinaire.  Madame Argillet has also graciously included the rare titles, Etchings and Watercolors from 1934 to the late 1960's.

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The exhibition is a rare opportunity to meet Madame Christine Argillet, daughter of Dali's legendary publisher and confidante Pierre Argillet, during two scheduled special appearances by Madame Argillet for the public.  

 

Meet Madame Christine Argillet

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

2012 Baltimore Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64108

 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

Admission is free but requires an RSVP to Erin Woodworth at erin@leedy-voulkos.com

 

 

Video: Salvador Dali and Christine Argillet

 

Enter Code: CAG 54

 

 

Catalog: Collection of Pierre Argillet

 


 

 
Left: It's A Secret, 2013, Monoprint, mixed media, 30" x 42"
Top: Water Under The Bridge, 2013, Monoprint, mixed media, 30" x 30"
Bottom: Big Hair Kind of Day, 2013, Monoprint, mixed media, 30" x 30"
 

 

Heinrich Toh

Momentary Longing

 

November 1 - December 28, 2013

Front Gallery   

 

Artist Statement

 

Inspired by layers of memory, ancestry and pattern, my work investigates the sense of longing and acculturation that comes from travel and relocation. Memories are fleeting with the ongoing integration to my immediate environment,  inspiring me to seek what was once familiar.

 

Contrasting Eastern and Western imagery, my work reflects the layered and overlapping cultural elements while synthesizing memories of past with present. The reinterpretation of Chinese brocade patterns alongside found and family photos informs my sense of connection to my cultural heritage and a lifetime of memories. By creating my own patterned language in the midst of my hybrid-amalgam present, this work embodies that familiar sense of assimilation and connection.

 

My work is hand printed, with multiple runs through an etching press. By combining several printmaking techniques - collagraphs, monotypes and paper-lithography, my work develops into layers of rich color, pattern and imagery.

 

Artist Bio

 

I am mixed media artist focusing on works on paper. Originally from Singapore, I am a graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the La Salle College of the Arts. I have exhibited at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle and several galleries throughout the US. My work is in private and public collections, which   include the University Hospital of Cleveland and the Dell Children's Hospital in Texas. I am most excited to be selected for a printmaking residency at the Penland School of Crafts in January 2014.  When I am not making art, I love spending time in the kitchen creating culinary bedlam and I do cook a mean dish of noodles.

 

 www.heinrichtoh.com


 


 

Holiday Show

Featuring KC Textile Studio

 

November 1 - December 28, 2013

Opie Gallery

 

Sale Dates

Friday, November 1st: 6pm-9pm

Friday, December 6th, 6pm-9pm

Saturday, December 7th, 10am-2pm

 

Featured Artists

Kim E-Quilts

Billy Sue Textiles

Tabbetha McCale Evans

Collective Individual

Emily Blodgett-Panos

Owl & Mouse


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCAI: Undergrads Underground
 
Gilding of Nature 
 
November 1 - November 30, 2013
Lower Level Gallery

Featuring

Sebra Debrecht

Shane Lutzk

Brandon Schnur

Joey Watson 

  

Click Here for Individual Artist Statements and Bios


 

 

Left: Timid, oil and graphite on panel, 16" x 12"
Right: Wolf-Eye, graphite on paper, 18" x 24"
Bottom: Inkblot Series, monoprints, 8.5" x 10"
 
Alessandra Dzuba
Containment
 
October 4 - November 30, 3013
Back Gallery
 
Artist Statement

'Containment' is an exploration of the connection between humans and animals. This union has existed since the beginning of time, maintained over the years through oral tradition. In modern times science has replaced storytelling, causing a psychological change towards the animals we once feared and worshiped to a view of disassociation with the animal kingdom. It primarily focuses on the fact that as humans we repress our animalistic nature in order to elevate ourselves to a position above the other "animals," despite the fact that we still have animal instincts. This act of arrogance allows us to have a certain disregard for both nature and animals, disregarding how closely we are related. Our similarities in structure and instincts pull back the curtain on the fact that as humans we are, by nature, still unconsciously animals. This series is to rejoin humans to their animal past, while melding them together into a new being awaiting to escape.

Artist Bio
 
Alessandra Dzuba is a Kansas City based artists from Montr´┐Żal, Canada. As a Georgia Southern University graduate, she received her BFA in 2D Studio arts, emphasizing in Printmaking and Psychology. Currently she is continuing her professional carrier as a studio assistant and exhibiting work throughout Kansas City, Georgia, and New Mexico. The daughter of Ukrainian and Italian immigrants, Alessandra focuses her work on the human connection to animals, using these cultural influences of folktales and her study of psychology to create an altered world depicting our inner animal demons; ultimately questioning what it is to be human.