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Barred Meadows : New Paintings by Rachel Gregor

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Barred Meadows Exhibition Opening Reception!

Friday, March 7th 2014 from 7 – 11 pm

 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.

Girl at Desk

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.

Portrait of Mary with Floral Sheet
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.

See more work on Gregor’s website : http://www.rachelgregor.com/

for more information or to set up a viewing appointment contact Melaney Mitchell at subterraneangallery@gmail.com

Paris of The Plains: A Resurgent Golden Age

Article By Sean Starowitz featuring Subterranean Gallery and the staples of Kansas City’s art scene.  

All of My Purple Life: Reviewing sculptures by Amanda Martinez

by  m.o.i.

If you’re intent on driving an automobile into the maelstrom now known as First Fridays you realize that, in certain situations, size does matter. Perhaps it’s only fair that an event intended to reduce viewer stress should first induce some. Continue reading

SMOKE AND MIRRORS: WORK

By Amanda Martinez

A Night With Hesse McGraw & Josh Shelton

By Melaney Mitchell

Saturday February 11th, Subterranean Gallery hosted the first of three Hot Tub Dialogue Lecturesfeaturing Hesse McGraw with moderator Josh Shelton. McGraw founded the Paragraph Gallery in 2004 and acted as a forerunner in revitalizing KC’s downtown through the arts. The space looked to transform the city, and the way in which art worked towards revitalization. He now works in a similar fashion as the Chief Curator of the Bemis Art Center in Omaha, Nebraska which focuses on works with a community impact. The evenings moderator, Josh Shelton is chair of the Steering Committee with Art Thru Architecture, a principal member of the architecture firm, El Dorado, and is on the board for the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS. McGraw and Shelton connect through their interest in the community, with Shelton’s teaching and studio practice at the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design, and Planning. Shelton and his students work to develop architectural projects that have a direct engagement with the current urban context specific to each project. This is the same direction McGraw was heading in when he opened Paragraph Gallery. Continue reading

The Hot Tub Dialogues on Sundance Channel’s Best of Kickstarter List

SUNfiltered – Fresh Culture Daily “Best of Kickstarter 10/31″

Something New

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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Subterranean to Propose New Project at Bread! KC

BREAD! IS A PUBLIC DINNER DESIGNED TO USE COMMUNITY-DRIVEN FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO DEMOCRATICALLY FUND NEW AND EMERGING PROJECTS!

This Sunday Subterranean Gallery Director Ayla Rexroth will publicly present to receive funding for a new project concerning the construction of an art handling area at Subterranean Gallery.  The project will greatly expand the gallery’s ability to sustain itself as a non-profit and provide many more opportunities for artists!   Find out more (and eat well) by attending Bread! This Sunday!

This month Bread KC! will be held at Plug Projects

Plug Projects:  1613 Genessee St. Kansas City, MO 64102
Sunday, August 28 · 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your plate! breadkc@gmail.com

Invitation to Event

Subterranean Gallery Hosts Bread KC!

The Family Picnic was a great success ! The killa picnic involved Beef Stew, Fruit Salad, Blueberry and Lime Jam & Peach Jam, Coffee Cake, Southern Style Sweet Tea and Mandel Bread. Continue reading

Subterranean Gallery Hosting Bread! Sunday June 5th

See you JUne 5th at Subterranean Gallery (4124 Warwick Blvd. apt B. KC, MO) for Bread KC!’s first picnic style BREAD!

Check out Bread KC! for more info!

It is polite to reserve your plate by e-mailing  breadkc@gmail.com, but if you forget, come anyway (we always make way too much) and support local artists!

BREAD! IS A PUBLIC DINNER DESIGNED TO USE COMMUNITY-DRIVEN FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO DEMOCRATICALLY FUND NEW AND EMERGING PROJECTS!

AT EACH BREAD! PARTICIPANTS WILL PAY AN ENTRANCE FEE OF $10 FOR WHICH THEY WILL RECEIVE SUPPER AND A BALLOT. DINERS WILL VOTE ON A VARIETY OF PROPOSED ARTIST PROJECTS THROUGH A MENU AND PRESENTATIONS. AT THE END OF DINNER, THE ARTIST WHOSE PROPOSAL RECEIVES THE MOST VOTES WILL BE AWARDED FUNDS COLLECTED THROUGH THE ENTRANCE FEE TO PRODUCE THE PROJECT. THE WORK WILL THEN BE PRESENTED DURING THE NEXT BREAD!