RECENTLY ADDED ITEMS

Eva Pietzcker
Autumn Forest
Miguel Rivera
Catalina Pizarro
Miguel Rivera
Semantics
Miguel Rivera
Allegory 2
Miguel Rivera
Predicament 2
Miguel Rivera
Allegory 3
Miguel Rivera
Allegory 5
Miguel Rivera
Allegory 4
Miguel Rivera
Allegory 1
Miguel Rivera
San Cayetano
Sergiy Hrapov
Tea
Jenny Schmid
The Last Girl...
Jenny Schmid
In the Deep Dark Woods
Eva Pietzcker
Crescent Beach
Sergiy Hrapov
Forgotten Melody
Sergiy Hrapov
Creation
Sergiy Hrapov
Victorious
Sergiy Hrapov
Time
Sergiy Hrapov
Urban Landscape
Sergiy Hrapov
Semiotic Phantoms
Ben Beres
Earl
Ben Beres
Sweet Dreams
Ben Beres
Misspeak
Ben Beres
You Make Me

CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Miguel Rivera | New Works

Miguel Rivera, associate professor and chair of printmaking, is a practicing artist who has had many solo and group exhibitions in Poland, China, Argentina, Mexico, Japan and the United States. Before joining KCAI, he was chair of the art department at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico, where he also served as an associate professor of printmaking and computers in art. 

He has lectured as a visiting artist in Argentina, Peru, Mexico and the United States, appearing at the Contemporary Arts Festival in Guanajuato, the Southern Graphics Council conference and an alternative printmaking workshop at the second annual Art Students Conference in Queretaro. 

He earned a B.F.A. degree in printmaking and painting from Southern Oregon University in Ashland and an associate degree in printmaking from the University of Guanajuato. He also received an MFA from West Virginia University in Visual Arts and Applied Media. He has been a visiting artist in the Italy, Mexico, Japan, US, Argentina, China and Peru.

His work is collected by university collections, private collections and museums. His work is now part of the Nelson Atkins Museum permanent collection in Kansas City, Missouri.

He has been a board member at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, KC Artists Inc Steering Commitee Advisor and a former board member at Mattie Rhodes Center in Kansas City.

 

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Théodore Tobiasse | Selected Lithographs

(1927-2012)

Theo Tobiasse, master of the Paris School, was born in Jaffa, Israel in 1927 of Lithuanian parents. His father, a Zionist, was a printer and in order to find work, he moved the family to Paris in 1931. Tobiasse has never forgotten his first sight of Paris, the City of Light. During the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Tobiasse family lived hidden for two years in a minuscule apartment in Paris. From July 1942 through August 1944, the family never ventured outside, nor would they turn on the lights or burn candles. Theo spent his time reading, drawing, and playing chess with his father. The chessboard pattern seen in many of Theo’s paintings is symbolic of this time in his life. He attributes his works to his real life experiences. He believes that because of these experiences, he has reached a place of perfect contentment and harmony. This is apparent in his works through the use of colors and textures.

After the war Tobiasse worked for 15 years as a very successful advertising artist, first in Paris and then in Nice. He painted as often as he could during this time, often at night. In 1960 he entered his first art show and won the Grand Prize. Since 1961, Tobiasse has enjoyed incredible worldwide success.

In 1976 he moved his studio to St. Paul-de-Vence where he rediscovered both the sky of Jerusalem and that of Florence. It was in Nice, the city he had adopted upon leaving Paris, that his pictorial expression came into its own. Initially profane and close to certain bestiaries, his subjects rapidly evolved towards reminiscences about his childhood: buses that he had caught sight of on his journey to France, boats with wheels, tea kettles, the warmth of the fireside, the trains when he arrived in Paris at dawn, the smokiness of railway stations, etc. All of these symbols were combined, with Biblical or erotic fantasies and also with the theme of exile, which had become his main interest over the previous few years. Often visible in his more recent work, the theme of exile took on a more dramatic dimension when it began to encompass not only past and present exiles, but the fear of exiles still to come. This background subject, currently his main preoccupation, is woven out of women, children, crowds, but also candelabra, which represent the glow of hope. Since 1980, Theo Tobiasse has travelled a great deal in the United States. Fascinated by New York, he decided to find a place where he could work for several months every year.

This allowed him to work more closely with his friends and dealers, Kenneth and Sherri Nahan. Many exhibitions and one-man shows have been held throughout the world, providing milestones for his work that is to be found in the catalogues of many International Museums. Theo Tobiasse has created monumental works such as the fountain entitled “L’Enfant Fou” for the Arenas Business Centre at Nice Airport, and stained-glass windows for various institutions in Strasbourg and Nice. He also designed costumes and state-set models for Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”. He has filled many sketchbooks, some of which have been published, and created illustrated works for lovers of fine books, plus etchings and engravings. Theo Tobiasse also discovered a passion for ceramics, producing pottery and dishes, as well as a series of small bronze sculptures. Several monographs have been published on Theo Tobiasse’s work.

His works have been on exhibition throughout the western world and Japan. Tobiasse has also worked in etching, lithography and many more mediums. He is one of the rare artists who truly create original graphics making his own plates and closely supervising all aspects of the printing process.

A sentimental and private individual, Tobiasse puts his innermost feelings into all of his works and his little “secret” into his original paintings: a personal message which he writes in Yiddish and then glues onto the canvas before painting or collaging over it. No one will ever know the message without destroying the painting itself!

(text taken from http://www.elliottgallery.com)

ONLINE EXHIBITION The Triumph of Maximilian I

The Triumphal Procession or Triumphs of Maximilian is a monumental series of more than 200 proposed woodcut prints created by many of the foremost artists of the day. Hans Burgkmair designed much of the Triumphal Procession, starting in about 1512 and contributed designs for 67 woodblocks. Other contributions were made by Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Springinklee, Leonhard Beck, Hans Schäufelein, Wolf Huber, and Albrecht Dürer.  Production of the work was stopped after the Emperor's death and thus was never finished, but of the original design 139 blocks are known to exist.  Each block was meant to lead into the other, making the full work measure approximately 177 feet long and one of the largest prints ever produced. It was designed to be pasted to the walls in city halls or the palaces of princes to create a decorative frieze and an expression of the Emperor's power and magnificence.