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The Smalter Gallery

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1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
(816) 200-2554

The Smalter Gallery is a resource and advocate for both emerging and experienced artists.

The goal of the Smalter Gallery is to create a welcoming space for artists, so that they may make tangible their greatest aspirations. This is accomplished through close relationships with artists and comprehensive support packages that help the artist reach a wider audience. The gallery maintains an open door policy intended to encourage artists to feel comfortable sharing their concerns and questions with the gallery team.

The gallery aims to curate an experience that leaves every patron – from a first-time buyer to an avid collector – feeling welcomed and comfortable.

August 2019

W 39th St: Art From Here

August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - August 31, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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An exhibition of works by local artists with a connection to 39th Street.

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September 2019

Mike Hill: Birth of Tension

September 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Join us for Mike Hill's Birth of Tension - a return to abstraction and a culmination of two year's work.

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October 2019

Ghoul & Guile

October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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This group show celebrates the magickal, mystical and morbid as we approach All Hallow's Eve, featuring V Holecek, Ryan Wilks, Jon Rollins, Daniela Failla, Kathryne Grimm, Scott Holloway, Muriel Fonseca, Harrison Larsen, Debbie Swan, Chelsea Klamm, Brittany Marie Noriega and Roy McDonald

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November 2019

Made by Robots – Nicolas Gadbois

November 9, 2019 - December 14, 2019
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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A solo exhibition of works by Nicolas Gadbois. Using left over MDF board from the CNC machines at Hammerspace, Nicolas Gadbois creates incredibly striking and vibrant abstract works - a beautiful collaboration of man and machine. Opening Reception 11/09 6:00-9:00pm Closing Reception  12/14 6:00-9:00pm

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January 2020

Together Under The Sky – Kwanza Humphrey

January 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 14, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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A solo exhibition of recent works by Kwanza Humphrey. Kwanza is a Kansas City painter who creates beautiful portraits of figures against a cloud filled sky. "The clouds represent wonder, hope, and unity. We’re all on this planet under the same sky. When you look up, the possibilities are endless. I want to share with the world that we are all a part of the same whole, and despite our differences, we all crave the same thing. Truth and love."…

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February 2020

Travis Pratt – Spooky Action at a Distance

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Drawing based paintings that combine different times, places, and emotional states inside invented landscapes.   Closing Reception March 20th 6-9pm

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March 2020

Onnissia: It Means Queen

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - April 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Onnissia Harries' solo exhibition "Onnissia: It Means Queen" is now available to view via livestream on our facebook page. A price list/pdf of works is available upon request - email or call us at 816-200-2554. Opening March 28th Closing April 24th A pronouncement of her name, a declaration of her strength and a celebration of the royalty and divinity within us all.

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June 2020

Distance: Suspension of Intimacy in an Age of Plague

June 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - July 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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A solo exhibition of recent paintings by Luke Reichle View a livestreamed artist talk at 6pm via our instagram stories! instagram.com/smalterart and go to "Stories" This body of work began as an exploration into the dynamics of negative space as defined by figurative groupings. Work on these pieces began in earnest as the Covid Curtain fell and I found myself quarantined at my studio in Joshua Tree, Ca. For me, negative space has always elicited a kind of longing; a…

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September 2020

DĒ Ñ AYY – A Solo Exhibition of works by Chico Sierra

September 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Virtual Opening - September 4th 6pm @smalterart on instagram By Appointment - September 4th - October 3rd DĒ Ñ AYY Deoxyribonucleic acid is a molecule composed of two polynucleotide chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying genetic instructions for the development, functioning, growth and reproduction of all known organisms and many viruses. DNA and ribonucleic acid are nucleic acids DNA, the code that informs how we will react to the world and how the world…

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October 2020

Ryan Wilks – HEAVEN

October 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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In their new body of work, "Heaven," Wilks explores new territory in the product of everlasting life. If Hell is the tool of fear, what is Heaven if not the sell. Corruption, greed, abuse of power, and the fleeting visual of spirit are all conversations happening in 'Heaven.' Is Heaven the original gated community? How does this ancient concept translate and contribute to today's tensions? See coverage at The Pitch! 

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November 2020

Expressions & Vic Carrillo’s Small Works

November 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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The Smalter Gallery is honored to host the Whole Person's Annual Expressions Art Exhibition, showcasing artists with disabilities, celebrating their abilities and unique talents.  Expressions strives to promote artists with disabilities by featuring their work in professionally organized art exhibitions and offering innovative educational and networking workshops that connect them to the broad regional creative community. In addition to the expressions exhibition, we also have a series of small works by Vic Carrillo. These works were created by Victoria Carrillo…

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March 2021

Onnissia: After Hours

March 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - April 30, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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"After Hours" is an expression of the ways in which we strip ourselves down after dark and become our rawest selves. Onnissia created these pieces to highlight the intimacy she felt she was missing during quarantine, and to honor the authenticity we allow ourselves to embody when we are alone. It beckons the viewer to consider who we really are, after we've removed our shoes, our belts, our work badges, and the literal and metaphorical masks we wear in public.…

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May 2021

Gabriella Poulos – Out in The Open

May 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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"Transcontinental Railroad" 2021 92"x58"

Out in the Open is a solo exhibition by Gabriella Poulos, a graduating senior at KCAI.  Out in the Open explores pioneer America by reflecting on its history of expansion, conquest and hierarchy. Poulos considers how humankind has been led by the desire to conquer and tame natural wilderness and invites the viewer to consider their own relationship to the land, humans and animals.

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June 2021

That is a Long Line

June 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - July 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Two artists offer up works separately inspired, but rooted in similar soil. Capturing the curves of time and space using lines and color. That is a Long Line, a dual exhibition by Chico Sierra and Jose Faus, opens June 12th and will be on view through July 9th.

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November 2021

Smaller Art

November 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - December 31, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Join us for a show of small, beautiful and affordable works by 23 local artists! Great for the holidays. Featuring: Taj Mattingly Lori Raye Erickson Annie Webster Chelsea Klamm Brenden Blue Mike Hill Terri Pollack Laura Nugent Adana Garrote Andrea Cira Brittany Noriega Allison Bowman Andrew Jones Trish Nixon Linda Jurkiewicz Desiree Warren Ellen Weitkamp Benjamin Parks V Holecek And others!  

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February 2022

Travis Pratt – Passing Through

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Opening Friday, February 4th 6pm - 9pm. Masks required. A ongoing series of small panels painted from the artist's photographs. The images are shot from daily life, travel, and people and places that have become meaningful or symbolic over time. Whether thick brushstrokes or the woodgrain of the panel, the emphasis is on an underlying texture referencing emotions, memories, or even subatomic particles that flow through solid objects and time. Many of the paintings gave been slowly touched for years…

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April 2022

Greg Edmondson’s “Dark Matter”

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm
The Smalter Gallery, 1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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DARK MATTER This body of work began at an isolated artist residency in January 2020 in response to a recent personal crisis. It soon evolved to address the global crisis in which we all found ourselves. When the work began, I had no WiFi, bad weather, and a dozen sheets of black Arches Cover... before long, I had plenty of paper, just no stable place to live or paint. The paintings continued, but without a dedicated studio space - made…

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