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Hard at work!



This past Thursday I ventured over to pARTnership Place to hang with fellow residents Will Preman and Chris Daharsh and to discuss plans for our show in June at Paragraph. Maegan Stracy is also part of this show, but she is currently abroad in Finland for a month long residency. Missin’ you Maegan!

Below are some pictures from the visit, as well as some recent studio shots of my own. Sneak a peak! 

ImageCollaborations with Will !


ImageWill used his pen plotter to make lines over some of my digital prints. Pretty cool I’d say.

ImageSome structural paper pieces made by Will.


ImageSome cool stuff happening over in Chris’s studio. 

ImageImageOne of my favorite pieces in Chris’s studio: concrete rope.

ImageSome in progress shots in my studio- – –  ! 

ImageThese little guys will mostly likely  become the base for collages!


That’s it for now! Here’s to warm weather! 

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-Madeline G. 

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). http://www.katiefordstudio.com


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. http://www.ailimes.com

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


The Bell Tree

The Bell Tree

Beautiful poster by Nadine Long for our collaborative concert this Friday May 18 at 8pm on the 5th floor of city center square as part of Charlotte Street Foundation/Urban Culture Project Biannual Open Studios.