september, 2021

03sep5:00 pm8:00 pmExhibition Opening at Foundry Art Centre


Event Details


September 3 – November 19, 2021

The Foundry Art Centre is proud to announce the opening
reception of two solo exhibitions by Laura Berman, and Mandy Pedigo, a dual
exhibition by Alison Ouellette-Kirby & Noah Kirby, and a group show with
the Missouri Fiber Artists.

Regional wife and husband art team Alison Ouellette-Kirby
and Noah Kirby are known for their large-scale, interactive works that marry
traditional metal casting, fabrication methods, and language.

Illuminations &
presents sculptures that deal with the collaborative
relationship between the viewer and the imagery presented in the sculptures. In
this exhibition, importance is placed on movement, light and shadow, viewer
participation, and wordplay.

Mandy Pedigo’s current body of work is a meditation on
landscape, nature, and an unconscious quest to better understand one’s heritage.
In her exhibition Inheritance: The
Endurance of Land
, the St. Louis-based artist utilizes hand stitching,
weaving, quilting, and embroidery to create abstracted aerial maps and
miniature landscapes. Conceptual layers create a record of intimate knowledge
of places known and unknown.

Kansas City-based artist Laura Berman’s show Aggregates similarly explores
landscapes, particularly the Flint Hills region of Kansas. Berman’s images are
painted and printed onto paper in a series of iterations and layers, evolving
and creating entirely new worlds. Her playful, process-driven work reflects the
connections between expanses, details within space, and how even the smallest
action can create a cascade of events and phenomena.

Small Sizes, Big Ideas,
an exhibition by the Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA) will be on view in the
Ameristar Gallery. Up to 50 textiles works will be on display, all under 12” x
12” in size. MoFA is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote
statewide communication among individuals and groups participating in all
aspects of the fiber arts. Weavers, basket makers, spinner, knitters, quilters,
paper makers, and surface designers enthusiastically share the goal of
promoting and increasing public awareness of fiber art. Small Sizes, Big Ideas will be open through September 28th.

“I am really looking forward to presenting these exhibitions
at the Foundry Art Centre.” Explains Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of
the Foundry Art Centre. “First, being able to showcase three exhibitions of
local and regional artists who are internationally and nationally exhibited and
collected is fantastic. The three exhibitions in the Main Gallery are each
unique in their materiality and artists’ use of media, yet they all speak to a
sense the viewer’s interaction with the idea of place. Additionally, each
exhibition highlights different process intense methods of art making, from
metal casting, to printmaking, to hand stitching. I also look forward to the
MoFA exhibition; there is such artistic talent on display from all over

An opening reception for all exhibitions will be held on
Friday, September 3rd, from 5-8pm, as part of the Foundry Art
Centre’s First Fridays. Exhibitions by Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby,
Laura Berman, and Mandy Pedigo will be open through November 11th.

Exhibitions at the Foundry are free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit us at or email Jessica
Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at [email protected]

About the Foundry Art Centre
As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and
appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the
Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure
that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the
community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique


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