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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 11, 2021
Noah Kirby & Alison Ouellette Kirby, Laura Berman, Mandy Pedigo, & MOFA
EXHIBITIONS BY NOAH KIRBY & ALISON OUELLETTE-KIRBY, LAURA BERMAN, MANDY PEDIGO, & MISSOURI FIBER ARTISTS OPEN AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE
September 3 – November 19, 2021
The Foundry Art Centre is proud to announce the opening reception of two solo exhibitions by Laura Berman, and Mandy Pedigo, a dual exhibition by Alison Ouellette-Kirby & Noah Kirby, and a group show with the Missouri Fiber Artists.
Regional wife and husband art team Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby are known for their large-scale, interactive works that marry traditional metal casting, fabrication methods, and language.
Illuminations & Implications presents sculptures that deal with the collaborative relationship between the viewer and the imagery presented in the sculptures. In this exhibition, importance is placed on movement, light and shadow, viewer participation, and wordplay.
Mandy Pedigo’s current body of work is a meditation on landscape, nature, and an unconscious quest to better understand one’s heritage. In her exhibition Inheritance: The Endurance of Land, the St. Louis-based artist utilizes hand stitching, weaving, quilting, and embroidery to create abstracted aerial maps and miniature landscapes. Conceptual layers create a record of intimate knowledge of places known and unknown.
Kansas City-based artist Laura Berman’s show Aggregates similarly explores landscapes, particularly the Flint Hills region of Kansas. Berman’s images are painted and printed onto paper in a series of iterations and layers, evolving and creating entirely new worlds. Her playful, process-driven work reflects the connections between expanses, details within space, and how even the smallest action can create a cascade of events and phenomena.
Small Sizes, Big Ideas, an exhibition by the Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA) will be on view in the Ameristar Gallery. Up to 50 textiles works will be on display, all under 12” x 12” in size. MoFA is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote statewide communication among individuals and groups participating in all aspects of the fiber arts. Weavers, basket makers, spinner, knitters, quilters, paper makers, and surface designers enthusiastically share the goal of promoting and increasing public awareness of fiber art. Small Sizes, Big Ideas will be open through September 28th.
“I am really looking forward to presenting these exhibitions at the Foundry Art Centre.” Explains Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre. “First, being able to showcase three exhibitions of local and regional artists who are internationally and nationally exhibited and collected is fantastic. The three exhibitions in the Main Gallery are each unique in their materiality and artists’ use of media, yet they all speak to a sense the viewer’s interaction with the idea of place. Additionally, each exhibition highlights different process intense methods of art making, from metal casting, to printmaking, to hand stitching. I also look forward to the MoFA exhibition; there is such artistic talent on display from all over Missouri.”
An opening reception for all exhibitions will be held on Friday, September 3rd, from 5-8pm, as part of the Foundry Art Centre’s First Fridays. Exhibitions by Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby, Laura Berman, and Mandy Pedigo will be open through November 11th.
Exhibitions at the Foundry are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit us at foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at email@example.com.
About the Foundry Art Centre
As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.