Miki Baird alternates between meticulously designed photographic assemblages of thousands of images and enormous accumulations of shredded junk mail, collected from the mailbox of one address. Both of her endeavors engage everyday phenomena by weaving together the designs and repetitions inherent in the quotidian.
Kindred Virtuosities is an exhibition of diverse artworks by three artists whose studios are located in Kansas City—Miki Baird, Garry Noland, and Susan White. Although clearly individual, the exhibits by these artists share a number of characteristics that mark them as compatible and complementary explorations. Among their common strategies is the embrace of nonart materials and alternative processes and a facility for working in both two and three dimensions. Shared formal procedures include layering, systematic organization and mass replication.