What I most enjoy about doing studio visits is getting into the artist’s headspace and process. I always like seeing how the studio space is a reflection of their design sensibilities, and experiencing artwork in the studio as opposed to a gallery setting always takes me on a contextual imagination ride. I love seeing the understructure of artist’s businesses, and the technologies and equipment they employ. It’s studio visit season so over the next month SUB will feature the studio practices of local artists. Hope you enjoy.
Subterranean Gallery Director,
By Amanda Martinez
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
Posted in Events, Hot Tub Dialogues Lecture Series
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
Read!> KC Artist Link Profile of Ayla Rexroth
By Blair Shulman
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.
Posted in Exhibitions
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
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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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Tagged A. Bitterman, Andrew Erdrich, Apartment Gallery, Artist Grant, Ayla Rexroth, Bread kc, Farm To Market Bread Co., Kansas City, Lot 18, Pete Cowdin, Sean Starowitz, Subterranean Gallery, Supper