With 8 custom exhibitions and 19 public events under our belt we are thrilled to move forward with this community! Thank you Kansas City artists and cultural workers for three wonderful years of support, hard work, and pure fun! Subterranean turns 3 today!
Two years ago today Subterranean Gallery opened its doors for its Inaugural exhibition: It’s All Relative: New Photographs By Emily Henson.
KCAI Professional Practice
Left: Sean Kelly, Ayla Rexroth, and Andrew Lyles at KCAI
I live in a basement and I have been working for two years to make it livable and a continuously better place to show artwork. I had a wondrous moment today when I was (what I thought was temporarily) moving the living room into the gallery space in order to do some work on the living room ceiling. Clayton (my BF) and I were looking around the big empty room and he said “This should be the gallery!” What a great idea.
My apartment is shaped like a horseshoe and the entrance is at the bottom of the U. So I thought about the composition of my place as a half house half gallery. When I walked into my apartment I saw two paths, one lead to a modern white cube and one led to a 1950′s pink kitchen. This was meaningful for me because I wanted to mash formal art exhibitions into a domestic setting, but it didn’t allow me to interact with the artwork as much as I would have liked because the gallery was off to the side. With this new format, the gallery will be right inside the entrance and I will have to walk through it probably forty times a day. I love having art in my way.
Best of all the gallery space will be almost twice as big.
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Tagged Apartment Gallery, Art, Art exhibition, Ayla Rexroth, Clayton Skidmore, Galleries, Kansas City, Living room, MO, United States, Visual Art
BREAD! at SBG 3/20/11.
The Subterranean Gallery pitched three ideas for shows, programs and events to take place over the next year. Ayla Rexroth who runs the underground apartment gallery talked about her new programing and public critic series called One Night Stands. In which select artists, friends and guest critics will have a one night exhibition/critic session with a sleep over and breakfast ! Clayton Skidmore is currently curating and exploring the history of GIF animations across the interwebs in which will accumulate into a show at SUB-Gallery. Carmen Moreno plans to have a fully functional science lab in the SUB-Gallery for a exhibition within the year.
The Bread Winner was Ayla’s One Night Stand Programing! $150 BREAD Grant was generated
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Tagged Ayla Rexroth, Bread kc, Carmen Moreno, Clayton Skidmore, Exhibition ideas, Grant, One Night Stand, SBG, Spray Booth Gallery, SUB, Subterranean Gallery
Your tour guide Ayla Rexroth will show you the exclusive world of artists’ intriguing lifestyles and their work. This is a never before seen intimate look at the private life of the artist. Public Tours from the H&R Block Artspace to Subterranean Gallery will be held:
Friday, April 23rd 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Friday, April 30th 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 8th 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Start: H&R Block Artspace: 16 E. 43rd St. Kansas City, MO 64111 Finish: Subterranean Gallery at Apartment B: 4124 Warwick Blvd. Kansans City MO 64111