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
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Tagged Apartment Gallery, Ayla Rexroth, Clayton Skidmore, Hesse McGraw, Hot Tub, Hot Tub Dialogues Lecture Series, Josh Shelton, Kansas City, Kickstarter, Melaney Mitchell, SUB, Subterranean Gallery
By Paul Shortt and Robert Heishman
November 4th 2011 – Dec 2nd 2011
How To Do Something, All Alone, By Yourself brings us to a place where we can see the moments that shape human identity. Heishman’s videos and photographs aim to embody the crisis of individuality. He shows us his attempt to form a relationship and compare himself to his soap opera namesake Chase Gioberti. Shortt’s videos and sculptures remind us of how foreign it is to fully adopt society’s rules. His work presents opportunities for spectators to feel their personal agency limited, while at the same time pointing to an emancipation.
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Tagged All Alone, Arts, By Yourself, Curator Ayla Rexroth, Exhibition, Falcon Crest, How To Do Something, Kansas City, November Exhibition, Paul Shortt, Robert Chase Heishman, Subterranean Gallery
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.
Posted in Project Updates
Tagged Apartment Gallery, Art, Art exhibition, Ayla Rexroth, Clayton Skidmore, Galleries, Kansas City, Living room, MO, United States, Visual Art
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! email@example.com
Invitation to Event
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
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An Exhibition Featuring New Work By A. Bitterman
Join Us for an Opening Reception
Friday, June 3rd 6:00 – 11:00 pm
Friday, June 3rd 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Subterranean Gallery will host a public opening showcasing new work by A. Bitterman. The exhibition will feature video, installation, and photography pieces that respond to late 1960′s Land Art. LOT 18 is viewable by appointment June 4th – July 1st. Subterranean Gallery is located at 4124 Warwick Blvd. Apt. B. Kansas City, MO.
A. Bitterman is an artist, writer, and pseudonym for father of five, and owner of The Reading Reptile, Pete Cowdin. LOT 18 is the spring installment in Bitterman’s ongoing (Home)Land Art series, begun in 2008. Bitterman utilizes his house and the land around it as a staging area to dissolve the boundary between the natural world and built environments. He uses aerial photography to capture a simple gesture: taking off his clothes and climbing onto the roof of his Brookside home to place himself between the earth and sky. Continue reading
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Tagged (Home)Land Art, A. Bitterman, Exhibitions, Installation, Kansas City, Land Art, Lot 18, Pete Cowdin, Photography, Subterranean Gallery, The Reading Reptile, Video
It’s All Relative: A Family History in Autobiographical Circumstances By Emily Henson. Born and raised in the the midwest, Emily Henson’s work explores the relationships of created spaces, mindsets, and pseudo-realities both constant and fleeting within life.
It’s All Relative explores family history within autobiographical circumstances. Emily’s family photographs, letters, written biographies, and interviews are used as source material in her own exploration of the similarities, coincidences, and trajectories within her family. Her performative photographic recreations, speak to the way families transfer their experiences to each other in fragments. Where memories are edited, re-imagined, and accumulated. The result is an American family history that is surprisingly easy to connect and relate to our own collective family memories.
Apartment B. will hold an opening reception on April 16th from 6:00-10:00 pm. Its All Relative will be on view by appointment from Saturday, April 17th – Sunday, May 16th. Apartment B is located at 4124 Warwick Blvd. apt. B. Kansas City, Mo 64111.