WALKABOUT Opens June 14th at Paragraph Gallery

Charlotte Street is pleased to present WALKABOUT, part of the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series.

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Maegan Stracy, Tile Bundles, 2013

WALKABOUT implies a journey, not always a destination. It is a rite of passage, a point of confusion, and an adventure. It is a way to trace the past through the present, an action of wandering and contemplation; a routine that comes from curiosity spilled from observation. WALKABOUT is about losing a previous structure in order to create your own.  The means in which you do so is indescribable.

“You can’t quite touch it so you have to go find it because you just know it’s there…Or maybe it just feels good to go walking around.”

 

WALKABOUT

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6:00-9:00 pm

Exhibition Runs: June 14th-July 5th

Location: Paragraph Gallery and Project Space / 23 East 12th Street KCMO 64105

Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6pm

WALKABOUT will feature new work by current Charlotte Street Residents: Chris Daharsh, Madeline Gallucci, Ben Harle, Will Preman and Maegan Stracy.

WALKABOUT is a mutual exploration on the part of maker and the viewer. The artist neglects a prescribed path to create their own direction through manipulated space, constructed images, and material exploration.  The artists extend beyond formative impulses to create new worlds for the viewer to experience their own WALKABOUT.

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Madeline Gallucci, Dust Pile, 2013

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

All five artists in WALKABOUT are recent graduates from the Kansas City Art Institute, class of 2012, and current residents at the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency.  The artists come from different backgrounds, but are temporarily working together at this time and place.  Each artist has maintained a steady and unique momentum, exhibiting work and remaining highly active within and outside of the Kansas City arts community.  By leaving the safe ground of accepted conventions each artist has been able to explore their own path and establish their own identity.

 

ABOUT THE CHARLOTTE STREET STUDIO RESIDENCY ¶ SERIES:

The Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series is a new effort to expand opportunities for- and public engagement with the work of- Charlotte Street’s Studio Residents. From December 2012 through mid-2013, Paragraph Gallery is dedicated to exhibitions, performances, and projects produced by and featuring the work of its 2012-13 Studio Residency artists.

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