February 26 – August 7, 2022 Paul Ross GalleryScott and Carol Ritchie Gallery About This Exhibition The International Block Print Renaissance began in the last decades of the 19th century in Europe, as artists and collectors rediscovered the block print medium. Wichita played a major role in expanding this renaissance throughout America. In 1922, the […]
Mike Lyon: String Theory
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, ColoradoPatton-Malott GalleryMay 27 – Jun 24, 2022 Anderson Ranch Arts Center is pleased to present String Theory, an exhibition of Mike Lyon’s beautifully crafted stringed instruments alongside highly abstracted portraits of his wife, his parents, his lawn, and himself. “Mike Lyon has been called a father of post-digital printmaking because […]
The Independent: Art Scene – Mike Lyon
the February 5, 2022 issue of The Independent https://kcindependent.com/art-scene-mike-lyon/ By Anne Potter Russ Art Scene – Mike Lyon Some things can’t be explained. Some things can be briefed and overviewed in an attempt to condense the extremely complicated into the understandable for those of us who need assistance. The work of Mike Lyon straddles the […]
untitled (self portrait) 35 x 35 inches acrylic on canvas
Overlapping square spirals in white and black over a red ground.
untitled (self portrait) – 48 x 48 inches – acrylic on canvas
Another painting with intense patterns in the overlapping square-spirals in five colors. Right-click and select “open in new tab” then click the “+” to view the image at full scale (the details are better than the image).
Valentine Linda – 48 x 48 inches – acrylic on canvas
I thought of this image as “The Valentine Portrait” of my wife, Linda because of the big heart shape formed by the eyebrows and the ‘V’ of her chin in her hands. Note: most images on this site can be viewed full scale by right-clicking on the image and selecting “open link in new tab” […]
Linda – acrylic on canvas – 35 x 35 inches
Black and white square spirals on gray ground, the black augmented by spirals in a narrower line width. I think this painting begins to balance traditional materials with novel computed tool manipulation – the process and the image become more balanced.
Experiment with a palette of green, orange, blue, black, and white square spirals.
KC Studio: Look Me in The Eye: Portraits of Kansas City
From KC Studio Magazine, October 15, 2019 by Dana Self Jam-packed may fairly describe the installation at the small Epsten Gallery. Without much room for the art to breathe, the gallery goer’s experience can feel chaotic and the strength of the individual work may get lost, so, take your time because there is typically a […]
PRINTKITE Collaboration with Koichi Yamamoto
I met Koichi Yamamoto in early November of 2016 during my term as adjunct professor of printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute. Koichi was/is a professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and spent a day or two demonstrating copper engraving and printing on very light gampi paper which he printed, then folded […]
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