Category Archives: Resident Related Exhibitions

Citrus Paradisi and Figure Obscura, opening July 12th at the Project Space/Paragraph Gallery

Charlotte Street is pleased to present Citrus Paradisi: of flesh & skin and Figure Obscura, part of the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series.

CITRUS PARADISI: OF FLESH & SKIN

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12th from 6-9 pm

Exhibition Runs: July 12 – August 3

Location: Project Space / 21 East 12th Street KCMO 64105

Skye Livingston, Dapple, 2013

Citrus Paradisi: of flesh & skin is an experimental exhibition by Skye Livingston exploring the idea of healing oneself, focusing on the elements of nourishment, tension and fragility. At the heart of this exhibition lies the grapefruit, utilized by Livingston as a metaphor for the human body. Large-scale digital prints of grapefruit skin, juxtaposed by various grapefruit edibles provide viewers with a hands-on experience. Citrus Paradisi: of flesh & skin was partially funded by an Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC.

ABOUT SKYE LIVINGSTON:

Skye Livingston is a current resident of the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project studios, in downtown Kansas City. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012, where she studied fiber and art history. Her multi-disciplinary work often explores the process of healing through the use of skin-like materials. For more about Skye Livingston, go to www.skyelivingston.com

GALLERY HOURS: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6

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FIGURE OBSCURA

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12th from 6-9 pm

Exhibition Runs: July 12 – August 3

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

Rachel Gregor, Untitled Self Portrait

Rachel Gregor, Untitled Self-Portrait, 2012

Figure Obscura, is a group show that will feature unique depictions of the body and figure. Focusing on capturing the emotional or narrative undertone of figure, and neglecting to portray reality, these works refresh their historical genre. Featuring work by: Elizabeth Allen-Cannon*, Rachel Gregor*, Molly Kaderka*, Krystal Kuhn, Rudy Marron*, Katy McRoberts*, Andy Ozier, Yulie Urano and Teal Wilson. Curated by Skye Livingston*.

GALLERY HOURS: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6

*Indicates a current Urban Culture Project studio resident.

ABOUT ARTSKC:

The Arts Council advances and supports the arts for the benefit of the Kansas City region. The Inspiration Grant program funds special projects and professional development for individual artists. The ArtsKC Fund raises approximately $420,000 annually from Workplace Giving, corporate, foundation, and individual support. As Kansas City’s united arts fund, the ArtsKC Fund is the community’s opportunity to support arts programming, arts organizations, and artists. Grants are awarded four times a year to applicants selected by a panel of community representatives.

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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Rites of Being an Evening of New Opera Works

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Black House Collective Performance at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

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Resident Maegan Stracy will be at Kansas City Fashion Week

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On February 28th Kansas City will kick off the first day of runway shows at Kansas City Fashion Week.  One of the current UCP residents, Maegan Stracy, has been spending the past few months getting ready for the debut of her newest collection on February 28th.

Maegan’s collection focuses on the use of unlikely and innovative materials to create contemporary and fresh sportswear inspired looks.  Maegan has been using several different types of vinyl, sequins and water to create unexpected textures and fresh looks. Below are a few images of her work in progress that viewers can expect to see on during her Kansas City Fashion week debut.

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If you are interested in coming to the show tickets are available at kansascityfashionweek.com.  Tickets range from $15-$60 depending on your preferred proximity to the runway.  Shows will begin at 7:00 pm at 28 event space. Several other designers and boutiques will also be showing on February 28th, guaranteeing a exciting and packed evening.  Fashion week events will continue though the weekend from Friday night until Sunday afternoon at 28 event space, featuring a variety of aesthetics and approaches to fashion design and a few after parties.

 

Madeline Gallucci and Will Preman Open Studios Collaboration

Madeline Gallucci

Madeline Gallucci
Collaboration has always been an important aspect to my artistic practice. I have been involved in different projects with other artists, as well as working with the KC-based performance group Whoop Dee Doo. Whoop Dee Doo taught me the importance of letting go within my work- to allow chance and trust with another person.  This lead to an important development within my individual studio practice. Often times a drawing will never reach a final “finished” state. I am more interested in how the drawing begins to evolve as it becomes layered with other materials.

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As a printmaking major during my time at KCAI, I recognized the energy that flowed between artists working so closely together. The nature of a print shop requires technical/mechanical assistance, a natural collaboration between students, that requires careful listening and timely response. Though I strayed from print-based work, I was still intrigued by a collaborative environment that I naturally carried into my residency with Charlotte Street Foundation.

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After much admiration for each other’s work, Will Preman and I began a small collaboration. It began as a discussion of ideas, objects and artists that interested us, but soon grew into an exchange of drawings. We began to repurpose old works, and layer our scrap pieces to create new imagery. With no real end product in sight, I am most excited about the energy exchanged in the process of making, the new perspective we each bring to old works, as well as creating imagery specifically for the other person.

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Will Preman

Will Preman

Since being a Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project resident, I have focused my artistic practice around experimentation and developing my art in a new direction from undergraduate study.  I am currently making two-dimensional drawings that use a machine called a pen plotter that converts drawings made on the computer to paper.  This conversion isn’t always perfect, pens and markers occasionally bleed, leak, or skip over certain areas.  I find myself drawn to both the careful precision and the occasional slipups of the machine as well as my hand.

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Working around and with artists I respect has always served as constant motivation for my own studio practice.  Madeline Gallucci and I have known each other for a number of years, but have never had the opportunity to work together.  Madeline and I share many similar sensibilities regarding subject matter, layering of content, and process.  These similarities allow for a certain trust to happen between us. There is no fear of ruining the other’s artwork, which gives each other a lot of freedom.  Our goal for this collaboration is not strict.  We hope to open up new ideas and unexpected directions for our individual work and work make together.

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See both Will Preman and Madeline Gallucci’s individual and collaborative works at Open Studios Weekend on March 8th and 9th! Madeline’s studio is located in Town Pavilion while Will’s studio is located at pARTnership Place.

“Line, Pattern, Repeat” Opens February 8 with Work by Kansas City Art Institute Alumni and Urban Culture Project Residents.

Line, Pattern, Repeat will open Friday February 8th from 4:00-6:00pm at the new Warehouse Gallery, 4218 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64111. The show will run through Sunday March 3rd. Line, Pattern, Repeat showcases current work from recent Kansas City Art Institute graduates and several Urban Culture Project Residents.

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Line, Pattern, Repeat aims to show viewers the inherent connections between current art trends and their fiber process counterparts. A line can be painted, created in space, or a thread pulled through fabric. Many lines together create patterns, both repeatable and abstract. Repetition historically lies at the core of all fiber processes, yet it also plays a starring role in contemporary art through repeated actions and imagery. These works represent the most relevant movements in galleries across Kansas City; yet in the context of the Fiber Department, convey a subtly different notion.

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The Warehouse Gallery will host a gallery talk on February 19th from 12:00-1:00pm that will be open to the public.  Some of the artists will be present to speak about their work, as well as the curators to talk about the show’s conception.


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Recent Kansas City Art Institute Fiber graduates, and current Urban Culture Residents, Skye Livingston and Maegan Stracy curated Line, Pattern, Repeat.  Featured artists include, Shae Bishop, Ceramics, 2012; Naomi O’Donnell, Printmaking 2009 and Jacyln Senne Painting 2011. Many featured artists are also Charlotte Street residents, Chris Daharsh, Painting 2012; Madeline Gallucci, Printmaking 2012; Ben Harle, Ceramics 2012; Bobby Howsare, Printmaking 2009; Will Preman, Ceramics 2012.


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Theresa Bembnister reviews UCP residents’ exhibition for the Pitch

UCP Resident Exhibition review in Pitch 2013