Exhibition Opening – Mud, Darkness, Wind, Smoke, Fire…Dooley Lawrence

St. Joseph, MO, January 13, 2020 – The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is proud to present Mud, Darkness, Wind, Smoke, Fire…Dooley Lawrence from January 17 through April 8, 2020.

St. Joseph native and local artist Dooley Lawrence’s exhibition, Mud, Darkness, Wind, Smoke, Fire…Dooley Lawrence, will be his most ambitious of a thirty-five-year career. The exhibition will feature ten 6’ x 9’ black-and-white paintings of Eris, the Greek goddess of discord, a long mural comprised of several large stretched canvases painted from the point of view of being present in the middle of a body of water looking toward the shore, a large wooden sculpture was created specifically for the museum’s Esson Gallery, and a display of sculptures, pots and vessels from his 2019 anagama firing. “The artist hopes to create a space for communal experiences,” said Megan Benitz, Interim Executive Director of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

Exhibit runs January 17 – April 8, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 4-7 pm. The opening is a FREE event for the public.

The 46th Annual Membership Exhibition has been rescheduled to open along with this exhibition. (Membership awards at 6:00 pm)

For more information, call 816-233-7003.

About AKMA: A work of art itself, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art houses one of the finest collections of American Art from the Colonial period to the present. The former William Albrecht home provides the perfect backdrop for works by artist including Mary Cassatt, Thomas Hart Benton, Gilbert Stuart and Albert Bierstadt. A wide variety of special programs complement the museum’s collection, including temporary exhibitions, a café, art classes, gallery talks, and special events.

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