Art to Live By, March 26th - April 7th in the Dodge Painting Gallery

Art to Live By is an exhibition that explores art as a context for life. Works within this exhibition are made for particular events or to serve specific functions; such as, a painting by which to love someone, a photo near which to break up with someone, an object by which to eat breakfast. These works provide an opposition to art as objects to be visited in an institution. 

Critiques with Susanna Coffey

Painting Department Seniors Juliana Lynn, Cristina Muñiz, Amy Erickson, Katherine Koch, Mary Braun and Elizabeth Howe were invited to critique with visiting artist, Susanna Coffey. 

Susanna Coffey is the F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

http://www.susannacoffey.com/

CALL FOR WORK:

ART TO LIVE BY

This exhibition, curated by Professor Julie Farstad in the Dodge Painting Gallery is for all students and all media.

 The concept of this show is that art is a context for life, not just an object to visit in an institution. The works shown in this exhibition will be made for particular events, ie. a painting by which to love someone, a photo near which to break up with someone, an object by which to eat breakfast. The title of the piece should also indicate the context for the piece.

 The exhibition opens March 24 and closes April 7th. Work is due in the Dodge Painting gallery by Friday, March 21st by 2:30 pm.

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 14th, 2014) Friday March 7, 2014, Subterranean Gallery will showcase Barred Meadows by Rachel Gregor: an exhibition of new oil paintings which explore ideas of nostalgia and feminine identity. The opening reception will be held from 7pm until 11pm on Friday March 7th, 2014.  Additional viewing by appointment will run from March 8th, 2014 through April 15th, 2014. Subterranean Gallery is located at 4124 Warwick Blvd. Apt. B. Kansas City, MO 64111.

Gregor’s paintings respond to moments of intimacy and vulnerability through depictions of adolescent girls in interior spaces and closed-off landscapes.  The female figures are left by themselves to contemplate their mundane objects and surroundings within their constructed habitats. Isolated still lifes and landscapes in the composition are motifs taken from Gregor’s own memories and experiences. These visual props suggest a narrative within a simplistic scene, allowing the objects to become relics in the small spaces which the figures occupy. Gregor paints using alla-prima techniques to give the scenes a fleeting feeling; blurring the lines between what is being observed, what is constructed, and what is recalled from memory.

A 2012 alumni of the Kansas City Art Institute, this is Gregor’s first solo exhibition in Kansas City.  Gregor was a 2012 – 2013 resident of the Charlotte Urban Culture Project Residency program and has participated in multiple group shows throughout Kansas City including shows at H&R Block Art Space, The Paragraph Gallery, Spray Booth Gallery, and Vulpes Bastille, among others.  Gregor now lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

About Subterranean Gallery:Subterranean Gallery, founded in 2010 by Ayla Rexroth, is an underground hybrid art and domestic space in Kansas City, Missouri. In contrast to the traditional “white cube” gallery, Subterranean has always strived to facilitate an environment that engages creativity with intimate ambiance. Consistently striving to create opportunities for the Kansas City art community, Rexroth emphasized the importance of collaboration between artist, site, and artwork. After a three year history the gallery has changed hands. Current resident and director Melaney Mitchell plans to continue Rexroth’s mission focusing on taking the genuine experience and interaction that happens at Subterranean Gallery and sharing it with the expanding audience online.

for more information please contact Melaney Mitchell at subterraneangallery@gmail.com High-res

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 14th, 2014) Friday March 7, 2014, Subterranean Gallery will showcase Barred Meadows by Rachel Gregor: an exhibition of new oil paintings which explore ideas of nostalgia and feminine identity. The opening reception will be held from 7pm until 11pm on Friday March 7th, 2014.  Additional viewing by appointment will run from March 8th, 2014 through April 15th, 2014. Subterranean Gallery is located at 4124 Warwick Blvd. Apt. B. Kansas City, MO 64111.

Gregor’s paintings respond to moments of intimacy and vulnerability through depictions of adolescent girls in interior spaces and closed-off landscapes.  The female figures are left by themselves to contemplate their mundane objects and surroundings within their constructed habitats. Isolated still lifes and landscapes in the composition are motifs taken from Gregor’s own memories and experiences. These visual props suggest a narrative within a simplistic scene, allowing the objects to become relics in the small spaces which the figures occupy. Gregor paints using alla-prima techniques to give the scenes a fleeting feeling; blurring the lines between what is being observed, what is constructed, and what is recalled from memory.

A 2012 alumni of the Kansas City Art Institute, this is Gregor’s first solo exhibition in Kansas City.  Gregor was a 2012 – 2013 resident of the Charlotte Urban Culture Project Residency program and has participated in multiple group shows throughout Kansas City including shows at H&R Block Art Space, The Paragraph Gallery, Spray Booth Gallery, and Vulpes Bastille, among others.  Gregor now lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

About Subterranean Gallery:Subterranean Gallery, founded in 2010 by Ayla Rexroth, is an underground hybrid art and domestic space in Kansas City, Missouri. In contrast to the traditional “white cube” gallery, Subterranean has always strived to facilitate an environment that engages creativity with intimate ambiance. Consistently striving to create opportunities for the Kansas City art community, Rexroth emphasized the importance of collaboration between artist, site, and artwork. After a three year history the gallery has changed hands. Current resident and director Melaney Mitchell plans to continue Rexroth’s mission focusing on taking the genuine experience and interaction that happens at Subterranean Gallery and sharing it with the expanding audience online.

for more information please contact Melaney Mitchell at subterraneangallery@gmail.com

Access Alumni Exhibition : Progress and Prosperity

Congratulations to current senior, Julian Stropes for being selected for the Access Alumni Exhibition Progress and Prosperity.

This exhibition is part of an Alumni-juried series hosted by KCAI’s office of Academic Advising, and will run from March 7th to March 29th at Vulpes Bastille.  This year’s jurors include Anthony Baab (’04 painting), Theresa Bembnister (’01 illustration and creative writing), Connie Griffith (’07 ceramics), Holly Hayden (’03 graphic design) and Dean Johnson (’08 graphic design).

There will be an opening reception on March 7th from 6 to 9 p.m., and a closing reception accompanied by artist talks on March 29th, running from 3 to 5 p.m.

Photographs pictured work by Julian Stropes.