Subterranean Gallery is an experimental art space that merges a domestic living space with public gallery space. It is located underground in a Kansas City, Missouri basement apartment. Subterranean Gallery resident Ayla Rexroth acts as artist, curator, and hostess responding to the artwork installation process by modifying the apartment to accommodate artworks. While traditional galleries create a formal setting with tall ceilings and the ‘white cube’ format, Subterranean strives to facilitate creative environments and intimate ambiance. This approach emphasizes the collaboration between artist, site, artwork, and audience. Programming ranges from art exhibitions, artist lectures, film screenings, and public critiques; all of which are designed to provide opportunities and community to emerging artists. Located within walking distance from The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, KCAI, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Founder and Director: Ayla Rexroth
Exhibitions Manager: Clayton Skidmore
Gallery Assistant: Melaney Mitchell
Admission to the gallery is free.
Subterranean Gallery is open to the public during advertised events and by appointment. To schedule an appointment during off-times please email us prior to your visit. Parking is available on the street.
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Support! Making a contribution to Subterranean Gallery at any dollar amount makes a huge difference in our ability to produce exhibitions. We do not run for profit and all donations are cycled directly into programming. You will receive a personalized thank you card to show our appreciation. Thank You!