This Friday: Opening Reception

artist-statementstudios.gallery is pleased to present The Artist Statement, an exhibition featuring current and past resident artists Ricky Allman, Barry Anderson, Miki Baird, Matthew Dehaemers, Marcie Miller Gross, Dylan Mortimer, Garry Noland, Brett Reif, Colby K Smith, Debra M Smith, Gerry Trilling, May Tveit, Peter Warren and Hye Young Shin. Exhibition on view from 12.02.16 to 1.27.17 with an opening reception Friday, 12.02.16 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. studios.gallery is the one-stop shop for Kansas City’s greatest artists. The gallery hosts a large and varied collection of work donated by artists from the Residency Program. studios.gallery is an exhibition space and art lending program included in the Studios Inc non-profit organization. The studios.gallery exhibition rotates four times a year, which allows current works to be displayed from Kansas City’s most prominent artists. Proceeds generated from sales through studios.gallery are used towards funding of Studios Inc programs.Gallery Hours:Tues - Friday 10:00 - 12:00 PM1:00 - 4:00 PMSaturday 12:00 - 4:00 PMOpening Reception 12.02.16 5:00 - 9:00 PM.

Spatial relationships are focus of ‘Concentrations’ at Studios Inc.

By DANA SELFSpecial to the StarPosted on Wed, Oct. 05, 2011If patience is a virtue, then Marcie Miller Gross and her audience should be handsomely rewarded.Gross’ work is a study in stamina and the subtle delight that a tidy, orderly world manifests.In this show at Studios Inc.’s exhibition space, where she’s been a resident artist for several years, Gross’ industrial gray felt installation is a fitting companion to the gallery.The gray floors, walls, and ceilings in this voluminous space are oppressive, and here Gross’ immaculate fiber work actually seems to lift the space, to suggest its rightness as a gallery.While working almost exclusively in gray felt for this exhibition, Gross does include several minimalist drawings and some works incorporating lush, creamy-white felt and white military blankets.In “Working Parts (wedges, blocks, slabs),” we are led through a field of felt and wood objects displayed on a long table. These components embody Gross’ ongoing interest in opposites: mass/void, large/small, soft/hard and absence/presence.In her larger wall pieces, the dominant gray felt squares, rectangles and other hard right angles shape our experience of the gallery and the relationship of each work to the other.Heavy gray felt inevitably suggests German artist Joseph Beuys’ work. Beuys prized the material for its ordinariness, the warmth that felt provides, its flexibility and its personal mythology.Gross, on the other hand, revels in the material as a measure of spatial relationships rather than for its more liquid effects, configuring it into grids and patterns. The pieces are methodical, balanced and severe in their restraint and reliance on relational proportions.She cuts the felt on a variety of band saw blades, causing tufts in the fiber that she exploits for their surprisingly mammalian effects.Gross works these tufts into furry ridges that suggest human hair or animal fur. The tufted gray felt adds a gentle humanity to Gross’ sedate and overtly formal explorations of space and geometry and softens the edges of “Sheared #2 (shift)” and “Sheared #1 (alternating).”“Untitled (blankets)” is the most animate and anomalous of Gross’ quiet work in this exhibition. Stacked four deep and softly draped over the edge of a shelf, the blankets suggest comfort and presence, or at least the presence of absence.The blankets offer a sensual and sensory moment in an otherwise rigid exhibition defined by tight organization, right angles and measured spaces.While Gross’ work, in some aspects, may remind us of Ohio artist Ann Hamilton’s monumentally expansive installations and fiber’s vast possibilities, Gross’ work is, instead, an accumulation of smaller moments, movements and relationships.But just when you think that Gross’ work is too austere, she smartly produces subtle touches in the pieces that bring us back to our physical selves and our infinite and essential relationship to fiber.On exhibit:“Marcie Miller Gross: Concentrations” continues at The Studios Inc. Exhibition Space, 1708 Campbell St., through Oct. 21. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday- Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Call 816-994-7134 or go to http://thestudiosinc.org.

Marcie Miller Gross: Concentrations

ConcentrationsMarcie Miller Gross9.9.11 – 10.21.11The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Concentrations, an exhibition by Marcie Miller Gross, on view from 9.9.11 to 10.21.11, with an opening reception, Friday, 9.9.11, 6 - 9 PM and a gallery talk on 9.10.11 at 12 PM.Concentrations is an exhibition of drawings and sculpture that examine elemental, abstract form. Through an accumulative means of building with industrial felt, this work explores the visceral, visual relationship of physicality and weight, of balanced measure and subtle form.  These solids are poetic and repetitious, animal and mineral, dark and absorbing.Miller Gross has exhibited her work extensively including: Dolphin Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, Byron Cohen Gallery of Contemporary Art, Salina Art Center, and a solo exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Collections include: American Institute of Architects/Kansas City, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Missouri Bank, Helix Architecture and Design and many others.  Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Sculpture, Art Papers, I. D Magazine, Review, and Kansas City Star, and received many awards including the Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, and Arts KCFund Inspiration Grant.  She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has held academic appointments at the Kansas City Art Institute and University of Kansas.

Gallery HoursTues – Friday  10 – 4 PMSaturday            12 – 4 PM

Gallery TalkSaturday 9.10.11 12 PM

The Studios Inc exhibition is at 1708 Campbell, Kansas City, MO 64108.

 

Be Good or Be Gone: Archie Scott Gobber, Marcie Miller Gross, Dylan Mortimer

The Studios Inc resident artists Archie Scott Gobber, Marcie Miller Gross, and Dylan Mortimer will be showing work at The Dolphin’s upcoming exhibit.

Be Good or Be Gone:  a selection of artists

Anthony BaabDavid FordJustin GainanArchie Scott GobberJessica KincaidDoug KochMarcie Miller GrossDylan MortimerAh-ram ParkMike SinclairBrent Wooley

April 29 – June 18, 2011opening reception: Friday, April 29th, 5-10pmDOLPHIN1600 Liberty St. Kansas City, MO 64102www.thedolphingallery.com