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HOME // SPACE New Work By R. SHRUM

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HOME // SPACE Exhibition Opening Reception!

Friday, May 2nd 2014 from 7-11pm

This May Subterranean Gallery hosts our second relaunch exhibition, HOME // SPACE featuring the work of R.Shrum. HOME // SPACE opens on Friday May 2nd from 7-11 pm and will run through May 30th by appointment. The work of R. Shrum uses digital image and design based installations to explore the idea of home in relation to memory.

R. Shrum is a 2014 BFA Fiber candidate of the Kansas City Art Institute, Shrum has participated in the Ox-Bow School residency in Saugatuck Michigan and has participated in several shows in Kansas City, Missouri. Shrum lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri.

Shrum reconstructs childhood memories of domestic spaces through playfully arranging object and image. His work combines the production of image and concept inherent in printmaking, with the study of craft, technique and object based construction in relation to textile.  He utilizes the style of Mid-Century American living to activate feelings of security and comfort inherent in the home.  Surrealistic, portrait-like photographs of objects, serve as an entry into the mind of the child expressing the spirit of play. Light and reflection employ important roles in blurring the lines between time and space. Shrum uses an retro-specific language of color, form and motif allowing the viewer to draw personal connections by creating visual phenomena within familiar spaces and utilizing artifacts from their past.

 

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In the weeks following the exhibition opening, we will be hosting programming to allow the public to interact further with the artist!

Here are the program dates and themes:


Sunday May 4th1-3pm PDF Club guided artist talk and discussion with R.Shrum

Sunday May 11th1-3pm Curatorial Activity// The Hidden Stories of Objects

Sunday May 18th1-3pm Social Activity // What Makes Contemporary Space?

Sunday May 25th: 12-2pm ART BRUNCH // Gender and Identity in the Home – LIMITED SEATING RSVP REQUIRED-

 

please email subterraneangallery@gmail.com with any additional inquiries, to schedule an appointment, or to RSVP to an event.

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A Night With Archie Scott Gobber & Mike Erickson


by Melaney Mitchell

Many moons ago, Saturday, February 25th, Subterranean Gallery hosted its final hot tub lecture. The culmination was highly performative, and at times, the conversation involved the audience more than the lecturers. Artist Archie Scott Gobber, and moderator/artist Mike Erickson, artists represented by and co-workers at the Dolphin Gallery. Gobber’s work is well known for its eye-catching quality and clever wordplay that work as a vehicle for social and political commentary. Moderator and artist Mike Erickson has worked in New York and Los Angeles at the MOMA and Gemini Graphic Editions Limited in LA. Gobber and Erickson are both KCAI alumni and base their painting practices in Kansas City. Continue reading

LANDESCAPES Opening Reception: New Work By Brock Hildebrandt

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January 7th, 2011 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. Subterranean Gallery will hold a public reception showcasing new work by Brock Hildebrandt.

Subterranean Gallery 4124 Warwick Blvd. apt. b, Kansas City, MO 64111 (Use Back Door Entrance)

Work will be on view by appointment from Saturday January 9th – January 28th


Hildebrandt’s work responds to Kansas City’s parks, parking lots, and imagined inner workings that come from his perspective as a transitory inhabitant of the city. As commuter, renter, and artist, Hildebrandt’s on site sketches inform larger studio based work; forcing the landscape to mature within the dual role of the studio/living space. Contained within the work are beautiful layers, cutaways revealing portions of earth, complex line work, and possibly the most overwhelming quality: the presence of the human hand within each piece. Brock was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, and currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.