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Fallingwater

This past April (while on a road trip from NJ to KC), I had the opportunity to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s domestic commission, Fallingwater, nestled in the woods of Pennsylvania just outside Pittsburg. What is immediately clear upon approach is that Lloyd knows … Continue reading

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Red Time

Betye Saar Red Time Roberts & Tilton September 10 – December 17, 2011   Seminal L.A. artist Betye Saar’s site-specific installation at Roberts & Tilton is a blend of objects that are found, created, borrowed and recycled. The installation, which … Continue reading

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“Hardly nothing to do without”

Carey Lin paints scenarios composed of everyday studio detritus, found Internet clippings, and vagrant residues from attended artist residencies- to name a few. Lin’s work evokes questions as to the nature of what a painting can be and what, however … Continue reading

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Single Family, Colonial – Kansas City

Inspired by Nicole’s amazing post a couple of weeks ago where she was looking at and analyzing the diversity among Kansas City’s modern house culture, I have decided to highlight another interesting Kansas City neighborhood, Janssen Place. The Janssen Place … Continue reading

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Domestic Bliss; the work of Betsy Timmer

In the not so distant past, women would spend their days knitting, cleaning, sewing, baking…making, yes…but mostly making for the home.  Betsy Timmer‘s work is very aware of its connection to this feminine history – neither as a victim of … Continue reading

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Blue McRight

At first glance Blue McRight’s small paintings on notebook paper appear innocent and even humorous. As I spent more time looking through the work, the “funny” began to be tinted by melancholy if not sinister thoughts. Abandoned or transitory housing, … Continue reading

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Yanda House & Cellophane Rain

Did you know Kansas City is peppered with unique and visionary modern domestic dwellings? One fortuitous night, we took the long way home. In the narrow, meandering lanes of the Roanoke/Valentine neighborhood of midtown Kansas City, we stumbled upon this … Continue reading

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Cross-Fire by Geoffrey Mann at MoMA

This piece, titled “Cross-Fire”, is currently on display at the MoMA as part of the exhibition “Talk To Me”. The video, which animates a dinner table setting to reverberate with a charged dialogue from the 1995 Sam Mendes film “American … Continue reading

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