Jenkins | 1217 Walnut | 816.221.5115 Third Friday opening: May 16, 6-9 pm May 16-June 21, 2008 Hours: Always visible from the street
A graduating senior from the Fiber department at Kansas City Art Institute, Jacob Martin presents an installation of larger than life papier- mâché figures interacting in the Jenkins windows. Influenced by Mayan and post Hispanic Mexican art, as well as diverse other sources from Hieronymus Bosch to singer Bjork, Martin’s colorfully painted and costumed skeleton figures will enact a “performance” in the windows that speaks of love and cycles of life. Made from recycled materials and constructed in parts, these expressive figures will be assembled on site and situated amidst a stage-like environment crafted of cardboard cutouts.
Studio Residency Program Open Studios Bonfils |125 East 12th Street | 816.221.5115 Open Studios May 16, 6-9 pm
New UCP Studio Resident artists Nicole Mauser and Rachelle Gardner join Ted Kaldis, Mike Hill, Colin Leipelt and Jason Needham for Open Studios at Bonfils.
Studio Residency Program Open Studios pARTnership Place | 906 Grand, 13th floor | 816.221.5115 Open Studios May 16, 6-9 pm
New UCP Studio Resident artists Audra Brandt, Justin Farkas, Lee Piechocki, Julie Potratz, Jasmine Zelaya, and Graham Zuelke join Eli Borrowman for Open Studios at pARTnership Place.
An initiative of the Charlotte Street Foundation, Urban Culture Project creates new opportunities for artists of all disciplines and contributes to urban revitalization by transforming spaces in downtown Kansas City into new venues for multi-disciplinary contemporary arts programming. For more information, visit www.urbancultureproject.org or email email@example.com.
Icelandic nature is prominent in Eliasson's work, and his artistic relationship with it often involves collection or documentation that is scientific in tone. The country becomes a sensory laboratory where ideas can be developed and evolved into art, as evidenced in the multiple photographic series that would seem to witness a near compulsive need for collecting.
TAKA ISHII GALLERY, Tokyo presents NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - EroReal
7 June - 27 July 2013
Magazine pin-ups aren't interesting, are they? Especially now that they're shot digitally, they lack eroticism. They're doing it wrong. That's why I had to come in. It's not about an ambiance or concept; it's about being real. Not realism, but real?ero-real. I have to say it straight. It's not about nudity; clothed subjects can be erotic.
The approach, London presents JACK LAVENDER - Dreams Chunky
6 June - 28 July 2013
Jack Lavender draws from a world of mass-produced objects, transforming their singular banality through their composition within such structures as grids and metal armatures. Sitting between the disciplines of painting, sculpture and collage, Lavender brings different elements together to create a new entity.