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Collaborative Installation Brings Together KC and Philadelphia Artists

Katie Ford and Ashley Ivonne Limes: Instincts of Matter

Opening Reception Friday, July 6: 6–9 pm, Exhibition Runs July 6 – August 4

KANSAS CITY—Front/Space gallery is pleased to present Instincts of Matter, a collaborative

installation and accompanying works by Katie Ford and Ashley Ivonne Limés. Ford and Limés come together with an interest in the relationships formed between humans and the places that they inhabit.  In this body of work, the artists examine the sense of awe inspired by certain physical

spaces, whether in the repetition of vaulted cathedral ceilings or caves filled with slowly formed stalactites.

Limés and Ford’s installation is constructed of layers of screen-printed fabric and paper structures referencing both architectural and geological formations.  Hung from the ceiling and walls, these forms create strata that immerse the viewer while inside the gallery and are seen as a diagrammatic cross-section from outside the large street-front window.  A collaborative editioned print produced in conjunction with the installation will be on view as well, standing in as a partial blueprint or survey of the landscape built.

About the Artists:

Katie Ford is an interdisciplinary artist based in Kansas City, Missouri.  She received her BFA from Washington University, where she studied Printmaking and Drawing.  Ford’s installations, objects, and works of paper have been exhibited in Detroit, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Paris, and the Hudson Valley.  She recently had her first solo show at 1522 Saint Louis (Kansas City) and is a current resident of the Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program (2011-12).


Ashley Ivonne Limés is a Philadelphia-based multimedia artist, raised in Miami, Florida. She received her BFA in Printmaking and Art History from Temple University and is a member of the artist collective and gallery Space 1026.

Limes’ practice involves prints on paper and textiles, as well as drawings and installations that focus on encouraging an empathetic connection amongst people and the natural environments in which they live.  She has exhibited in Philadelphia, and the Hudson Valley, and has work included in the permanent collection of the Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Front/Space is for living, working, and sharing in downtown Kansas City.  For more info, visit