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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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Observation/Hypothesis/Experiment 2012-2013 UCP Residents Exhibition Curated by Plug Projects

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Studio Visit Thank You Shout Out!

The UCP residents would like to thank Plug Projects and sculptor, Bobby Zokaites, for visiting our studios this fall!

Plug Projects was invited to curate the first group exhibition in a series of resident focused programing at the Paragraph Gallery. Plug stopped by for a whirlwind tour of all the UCP studios in preparation for the show. The curating team was inspired by the amount of experimentation happening in the studios for the exhibition’s theme. Observation/Hypothesis/Experiment opens tomorrow night from 6-9pm and runs through February 1. Read the full press release here.

Bobby Zokaites was in Kansas City in mid-November for Art Sounds, a collaboration between CSF, UMKC,  and the Kansas City Art Institute. Bobby currently works at the gallery and exhibition space at Arizona State University, where his is pursuing his masters. The studio residents he visited with appreciated an outsider’s perspective on their projects and his insight into public art.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR VISITING OUR STUDIOS!

Charlotte Street Studio Residency ¶ Series presents: Observation/Hypothesis/Experiment: Studio as Laboratory curated by PLUG Projects @ Paragraph -opens Dec 7

Charlotte Street is pleased to present a new series, Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series, 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/or featuring the work of its 2012-13 Studio Residency artists.

The first exhibition in this new series, Observation/Hypothesis/Experiment: Studio as Laboratory, curated by PLUG Projects, is a group exhibition which explores the idea of the studio as a place to discover and explore. This exhibition examines the work of the resident artists in the Charlotte Street Urban Culture Projects Studio Residency.  The common element between these artists is the willingness to experiment with unfamiliar materials and unique processes. The structure of the residency program encourages artists to take risks, try new things, and push themselves in different ways.

OBSERVATION/HYPOTHESIS/EXPERIMENT: STUDIO AS LABORATORY
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 6-9pm featuring Black House Quartet
Exhibition Runs: December 7, 2012 – February 1, 2013
Location: Paragraph Gallery / 23 East 12th Street KCMO 64105
Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6; Closed Christmas and New Years Day

Observation/Hypothesis/Experiment: Studio as Laboratory is based loosely on the principles of the scientific method, which are often employed in artmaking, deliberately and/or unconsciously. The work in the exhibition is classified between three different stages: observation, hypothesis, and experimentation.  All of the work demonstrates evidence of each of these methodologies, but we choose to highlight a certain element in each of the artists’ work that we felt was significant.  Work that focuses on looking and listening, and is reliant on taking in external information is classified as “Observation.”  Artists that utilize a different method of collecting information, based on testing and revising, are classified in the “Experiment” category.  If the artist is making work based on a proposition as basis for the reasoning in making decisions then it is classified as “hypothesis.”

Charlotte Street Studio Residents featured in the exhibition include:
Observation – Madeline Gallucci, Rachel Gregor, Rachel Helm, Molly Kaderka, Calder Kamin
Experimentation – Black House Improv Lab, Elizabeth Allen Cannon, Emily Connell, Chris Daharsh, Lindsay Deifik, Luke Firle, Robert Howsare, Skye Livingston, Will Preman, Maegan Stracey
Hypothesis – Jacob Banholzer, Amy Fredman, Kathryn McRoberts, Rudy Marron, Jennifer Williams

As part of the art-making process, the research behind the individual artists practice is important.  A section of Paragraph Gallery is dedicated to showcasing that process by featuring sketchbooks, material samples, inspiration images and reading material influencing the work that happens in the studio.