@ PLAQUE: First Date, a G-CADD + Open House KC collaboration!
Artists pairs include:
Brittany Boynton & Natalie Spicker
Sage Dawson & Rebeka Pech
Michael Worful & Megan Ammari
Peter Pranschke & Andrew Ordonez
Steph Zimmerman & Kylie McConnell
Rachel Youn & Megan Pobywajlo-Bailey
Edo Rosenblith & Zane Smith
Marina Peng & Boi Boy
Brandon Bandy & Robert Castillo
José Garza & Lilly McElroy
@ INSURANCE: Eight Works, an exhibition featuring the work of Yowshien Kuo and Chloe West, guest curated and co-organized by Shawn Burkard
@ GREASE: GRAPE JELLY, Piper Williamson
DJ Ashley Hohman will pump the summertime jams all night long!
Open House and G-CADD have each chosen ten artists from their respective cities (St. Louis/ Granite City and Kansas City). These artist-run spaces have played “matchmaker” by pairing an artist from each city together and introduced them via email.
The newly created artist “couple” have been discussing their individual practices with each other and working to combine the two from afar to create a collaborative piece, performance, or program.
This project will result in two public exhibitions starting at G-CADD’s PLAQUE Gallery on June 22, 2019 and traveling to Open House in August 2019. The shows will exhibit the final products of the artists’ collaborations while simultaneously highlighting their documented processes of working together from afar.
Simply titled after the total number of works displayed in the exhibition, Eight Works presents new paintings from St. Louis based artists Yowshien Kuo and Chloe West. Employing traditional techniques and materials, each artist explores the subjectivity of the body as it relates to time, place and culture from varied perspectives. While Kuo’s work is literal, displaying imagery related to Asian-American folklore within an animated Western-setting, West’s work is more subdued, investigating the body and its relationship to the spaces it inhabits through abstraction seen in everyday surroundings. Aside from process and materials, these works appear quite separate upon first glance; it is up to the viewer to create their own narrative and form the connections.