Joseph has been visiting this week, and today we finally got in to Kansas City, MO. We went to the Kansas City Public Library, which I have been wanting to visit. It is in a great old building that was originally the First National Bank of Kansas built in 1906.
I was delighted to find an exhibit there, Fred Geary: Missouri Master of the Woodcut. I've never heard of Geary before, but enjoyed looking at his work. Since I've been working so much with color--and reading Betty Edward's Color Theory, I was struck by the art of black and white. The pattern of light and dark is perfectly orchestrated in his prints. Look at these steamboats--to make one a night scene, the boat goes black, not the sky.
One of my favorites was a New Orleans street scene.