Explosive: New Paintings
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
FEBRUARY 24 – APRIL 1, 2019

Explosive: Grand Opening, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph Missouri
Rebecca, Emma, Jane, Alisa & Elise
Rebecca & Emma
Celia Albon

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
2818 Frederick Ave, St Joseph, MO 64506

I have a degree in nothing. I barely made it through high school due to a severe case of dyslexia. So naturally I thrive creating art and music. That being said I've always been an outsider in the art and music world. I've never been a part of any scene or community that I am aware of, and I've been content with that. Everything I've have ever created has been because of self determination.

So of course I was surprised when last year through a series of unexpected circumstances the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in Saint Joseph Missouri agreed to show a solo exhibition of my new paintings. The exhibit is called: Explosive. An exclusive showing of 16 new paintings of a style I call Gun Art. I use a 22 caliber rifle to explode cans of spray paint to create these paintings. Earlier this week I hung all 16 paintings at the museum.

The Explosive Grand Opening March 2nd will consist of much more than simply showing the art. In addition there will be living art. Several models will dress up in costume to represent specific paintings. The models names and the titles of the paintings are the same: Karla is Karla, Rebecca is Rebecca, Elise is Elise, Jane is Jane, Emma is Emma, and Alisa is Alisa! Harpist Celia Albon will be serenading us during the reception. Afterwards my 3 piece Folk-Punk-Rock band will be performing downstairs in the Boder Theatre. Then there will be an after party for those who don't want the night to end. S.W.