October 6 - November 3, 2017
Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to present Linden
by Kansas City artist Marcie Miller Gross, opening for First Friday October 6. Linden
debuts as part of Every Street is Charlotte Street
, celebrating twenty years of partner organization Charlotte Street Foundation’s Award Fellows. Through an incremental means of building, Miller Gross, a Charlotte Street Fellow in 2004, studies repetition, mass and void, physicality and weight, compression and release. Her work is informed by repetitious activity and simple gestures of the hand, as in folding, stacking, and cutting. Linden is inspired partially by a recent residency to Berlin. Says Miller Gross, “my focus on the city led me to draw connections between the powerful sites of the Berlin Wall Memorial, the Chapel of Reconciliation, and the history and significance of trees and forests in Germany. In this urban context, I found the lushness of the lindens, from darkness to sublime, profound in their sense of hope. The trees buffer, envelop, shelter, offering repose and sanctuary, in their verdant loft. The lindens were a looming protection and a timeless witness to the city’s ghosts.” This residency was supported in part by an Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC.
The exhibition will be on view for First Friday on October 6 and November 3. Gallery hours are 6:00–8:00 p.m., with other public viewings by appointment only through November 3.
-- Event description provided by Beth Maggard of M-AAA