Kansa Citta Pueblita, an exhibition of new work by Kansas City-based artist Maria Calderon, presents the community of Kansas City as a pueblo or tight knit community, “where the people, the places, and the atmosphere exist in a unique balance,” writes Calderon. It opens at Urban Culture Project Space, 21 East 12th Street on Friday, September 17, 2010, 6-9pm, with artist remarks at 6pm and a performance of traditional Andean music by the Andean Express at 9pm. It runs through November 6.
Calderon presents the Kansas City community from her own singular perspective, and in relation to its seasons, permanent and temporal fixtures, nature, architecture, transport, and diverse population. Included are a fantastic array of Kansas City icons and local characters, including local artists, who many viewers will immediately recognize. Featuring vivid colors and patterns, works include a large-scale burlap painting installation composed of many parts, a series of paintings on paper, and a brand-new sculpture.