Three art shows to see in KC this December 

Maura Conroy at the Kansas City Artist Coalition.

We know you’re busy, what with all those holiday parties and working extra hours so you can buy your family gifts they won’t appreciate. But make time for these three exhibitions opening in KC this month.

Who Needs This?

Haw Contemporary Crossroads

Though the exhibition’s theme doesn’t feel terribly cohesive—all works exhibited are said to revolve around the question “Who needs this?”—the list of featured artists has enough heavyweights to make this a show worth seeing. Featured artists: Julie Blackmon, Claudia Casarino, Archie Scott Gobber, Glyneisha Johnson, Michael Krueger, Dylan Mortimer, Jada Patterson, Harold Smith, Samara Umbral, Davin Watne, and London Williams.

Opening reception: Friday, December 6, 6–9pm. 19 W 19th St.

Maura Conroy: Redaction & Defacement

Kansas City Artist Coalition

Using layered images and video, Conroy examines issues around identity and societal expectations. Expect plenty of use of symbols and self-portraiture in support of her artistic interests in addiction, abuse, the beauty industry, and more.

Opening reception: Friday, December 6, 6–8 p.m. 3200 Gillham Rd.

James Woodfill: Code Practice

The Drawing Room

A stalwart of the Kansas City art community and a professor at KCAI, Woodfill exhibits new work at Weinberger Fine Art’s second gallery, The Drawing Room. There’s a sense of calm in his sculptural works, for which he draws wide inspiration “from architectural models and hollow core doors to stagecraft and music.” If you spent any time at Crossroads Hotel this summer, you may have seen his works exhibited in the gallery.

Opening reception: Friday, December 6, 5–8 p.m. 1903 Wyandotte.

Categories: Art