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September 2017

Lifelike: Figural Ceramics from the Collection

September 2 - December 19

Anne Austin Pearce: Leaving Alone

September 30 - December 19
Anne Pearce, "Never Ending Things: Blue Sea #2," 2017; ink and acrylic on paper; 42 x 42 in.

In her installation titled collectively Leaving Alone, Anne Austin Pearce links five separate artworks through a blending of literature, ecology, and aesthetics. Pearce, who maintains a studio in Kansas City, is well regarded for her ink and acrylic paintings that feature layered, biomorphic forms and dazzling, saturated color. Her overlapping abstract shapes, resembling psychedelic amoebas, also take their cues from cloud formations, rolling landscapes, and tidal pools. Pearce’s work is fundamentally reflective of her experience of the world and its…

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Mirrors of Nature: Landscape Paintings from the Collection

September 30 - December 19
October 2017

Anne Austin Pearce: Gallery Talk

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pearce’s installation titled “Leaving Alone” links five separate artworks through a blending of poetry, nature, and art. The exhibition introduces a large, free-form mural inspired by the myth of Icarcus. Other components are influenced by authors Margaret Atwood and Virginia Woolf. Each work or group of works probes a different branch of the overarching story, about the fragility of life, the desire for security, and the necessity of conscience.  

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