It has been a typically busy summer @lauranugentpaintings. I have kept up a daily painting routine in my Kansas City studio and am showing new works in several venues:
“COLOR and BALANCE” at The Arts Company in Nashville through September 27
“2018 Kansas City Flatfiles Exhibition” at H&R Bloch Artspace in Kansas City through September 29
“Cultural Legacy: What’s Going On” at Leedy Voulkos Arts Center in Kansas City though December 1
Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City, September 21, 22 & 23rd
The Arts Company in Nashville did their usual fantastic job installing the “Color and Balance” show and making welcome hundreds of folks during the opening. Here is a quick peek of my pre-show artwork delivery and discussion with gallery assistant Aaron Head.
The Kansas City Flatfiles show is a biennial exhibition that invites the public to browse unframed works from emerging and established artists. Curators from around the US are brought to Kansas City to select individual works to be exhibited in salon style arrangements.
Artist Sonie Ruffin has put together “Cultural Legacy,” a large group exhibition that, in her words “is being utilized to show us who we are and what we are doing in relation to the current cultural landscape.” It is a powerful show, displaying a broad talent base of regional artists.
It’s hard for me to fathom that this upcoming Plaza Art Fair will mean my tenth consecutive appearance at the show. I have endeavored to have a booth of entirely fresh works, not yet shown in Kansas City. My new series of paintings is meant to delight with its curved lines and unexpected color relationships. I hope to catch up with many of you there.
If you find yourself in Kansas City, do come by my studio sometime at The Bunker Center for the Arts. There is always a compelling display in the galleries and many artists making a daily practice out of their work.