Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tempest

"Tempest" reception is 5pm - 8pm Friday February 2nd 2018. Landscapes on Paper. ArtsKC Gallery 106 Southwest Blvd. in the Crossroads Arts District Kansas City Missouri.










Friday, January 5, 2018

ArtsKC Gallery is NOT open this First Friday evening Jan. 5th

Reminder that my solo show "Tempest" at ArtsKC Gallery will NOT be open this First Friday evening January 5th. You can see the show today until 5pm and will be up until Feb. 23rd during normal business hours (M-F 9am - 5pm). My reception will be the First Friday in February 2nd 5-8pm.
"Illuminated Canyons" watercolor 50" x 38" 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

"Tempest" at ArtsKC Gallery

"Neighbors in the Grasslands" watercolor 50" x 38"
My show "Tempest" is now up! Check it out during normal business hours at ArtsKC Gallery 106 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, Missouri 64108
NOTE: ArtsKC Gallery will NOT be open this First Friday Jan. 5th. My reception will be on the First Friday of February.
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and First Fridays 5pm-8:00pm with the exception of January.
Parking:
There is free 3-hour street parking on Baltimore Avenue north of the office, free 3-hour parking on Wyandotte St., and free 3-hour parking on Southwest Boulevard. There is also a paid parking garage just south of 17th Street on Main Street in the Barkley building.

Monday, November 28, 2016

NowShowing until January 2017

Through NowShowing organized by ArtsKC.org, I have various works are on display at KTKL Attorneys in Overland Park, Kansas until January 2017. 






Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Artwork on display at Haas & Wilkerson until the end of June 2016



HAAS & WILKERSON INSURANCE
4300 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS
April, May, and June 2016

                                         

JOHN DAVIS CARROLL
Artist Statement and Information


    The still life paintings are inspired from old Dutch master still life paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries with a modern twist. This series started as good habits and bad habits. Eventually they turned into mostly bad habits. After all, they are more fun. 

     The ink gesture drawings in the training room were done using a Japanese ink brush pen on paper during dance rehearsals at the Carlsen Center located on the Johnson County Community College campus. These drawings are an attempt to express the energy, tension and movement of both the dance rehearsal session and my skills as a visual artist. In part, these drawings were inspired from a trip to Mongolia with brief stops in South Korea and China. Visiting a Shaman’s “ger” (a nomadic dwelling also known as a “yurt”) in the steppes of Mongolia, I had the opportunity to see a woman demonstrate traditional Mongolian calligraphy using ink and brush. To me, Mongolian script looks like a mixture of Korean and Arabic writing. It has flowing lines and circles written in a vertical format. Rather than duplicating or emulating this style, these drawings are an exploration of a similar medium expressing modern dance.
  
Artwork is available for purchase.
For inquiries, contact the artist directly by email: johndaviscarroll@gmail.com or though his website.
                                            
www.johndaviscarroll.com














































Tuesday, February 23, 2016

"Gesture in the Theatre" Ink Drawings by John Davis Carroll

"Gesture in the Theatre"
Ink Drawings by JOHN DAVIS CARROLL
Opening: Friday March 4th 2016 6pm – 9pm
THE LATE SHOW
1600 Cherry Kansas City, MO 64108
816.516.6749

"Rehearsal S5" 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Ink on Paper 


Artist Statement     
     These ink gesture drawings were done using a Japanese ink brush pen on paper during dance rehearsals at the Carlsen Center located on the Johnson County Community College campus in 2014 and 2015. One of my favorite aspects of life drawing is how one expresses the emotion of movement of the human form. The expression of a fleeting moment took precedent over documenting the human form. It is an attempt to express the energy, tension and movement of both the dance rehearsal session and my skills as a visual artist. So, the abstract qualities are stronger in some of the drawings. They are representations of what I saw and felt at those moments as an artist. I see these gesture drawings as virtual collaboration with the dancers.     
     In part, these drawings were inspired from a trip to Mongolia with brief stops in South Korea and China. Visiting a Shaman's ger (yurt) in the steppes of Mongolia, I had the opportunity to see a woman demonstrate traditional Mongolian calligraphy using ink and brush. To me, Mongolian script looks like a mixture of Korean and Arabic writing. It has flowing lines and circles written in a vertical format. Rather than duplicating or emulating this style, my work is an exploration of a similar medium expressing modern dance.     
     Though most may know me as a landscape painter, I have had a long relationship with the human figure as an artist and teacher. When I was in graduate school at Parsons School of Design in NYC in the early 1990’s the primary subject matter was having live models 5 days a week for the 2 year program. I have been teaching drawing and painting at JCCC for 15 years and life drawing for the Masters in Theatre Design at UMKC for 14 years. In the title for this show Theatre is not a misspelling. Theater is a venue and the Theatre is an art form. 

The artwork will be on display the month of March. 

Monday, July 27, 2015



Thank you, ArtsKC and Waddell & Reed for having my work on display for the last 3 months. This was the third corporate showing of my paintings in the last year. Most of the work has gone back to The Late Show Gallery and some should be up for this First Friday, August 2015