Friday, January 20, 2012

TAC-KC: 01.20.12

Tracy's Art Calendar — Kansas City for Friday, January 20, 2012
Andrew Jacob Schell, installation view of Transmitter, 2009.
Image: obtained courtesy of Plug Projects for media use / may not be reproduced without permission

Since Review magazine and its online presence have faded from Kansas City's arts community — which continues to thrive — and since, frankly, the most-read items on statistically were the weekly calendar digests,* I've decided to continue to volunteer my efforts toward keeping us informed about what's going on locally in the visual arts.

Of course, I'm independent of any umbrella organization, and though I pledge to continue to abide by the best practices of journalism ethics and to respond to the critique and contributions of my peers, I make no apology for what may, at times, seem like random selection.**

Nothing can or probably should ever attempt to be entirely inclusive anyway. I believe a great deal of good can be accomplished through links to wheels that are already invented, so to speak — a lot of people have compiled exhibition-related information, and I don't intend to re-write it (edit it into another format)! I will never reprint text from someone else's press release without explicitly saying that that's what I'm doing (as in, using quotation marks and/or attribution). In fact, I probably will hardly ever reprint anything that is already online or is a PDF that can be linked to. Efficiency! (Unlike this introduction : )

That said, these are four five major exhibition openings going on tonight:

Black Thorns in the White Cube
Alexander Binder, Vincent Como, Terence Hannum, Karlynn Holland, Elodie Lesourd, Aaron Metté, Grant Willing, and Tereza Zelenkova; curated by Amelia Ishmael
at Paragraph Gallery, 23 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri: 816-221-5115

Opening Reception: January 20, 6-9 p.m.
Curator's Talk: January 21, 4 p.m.
Additional Programs: TBA; this exhibition will reopen at Western Exhibition afterward (Chicago)
Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: noon-5 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., through March 3, 2012

Earth: Language and Symbols

Rex Hausmann and Jimmy Greenfield, with "Artists in Resonnance" Gina Adams, TR Ericsson, Matthew Farley, Jane Flanders, John Hachmeister, Elden Tefft, Maria Velasco, Baruch Vergara, and Shannon White; curated by Darin M. White
at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, 1714 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Missouri

Opening Reception: January 20, 6-9 p.m.
Open First Friday: 6-9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., through March 10, 2012

Good Thing I Used a Pseudonym
Work From a Three-Part Career: Frank Stack as Painter, Connoisseur, and Incognito as Graphic Novelist Foolbert Sturgeon; curated by Anne Thompson and Nathan Boyer
at Project Space, 21 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri: 816-221-5115

Opening Reception: January 20, 6-9 p.m.
Discussion with the Artist and Curators: January 21, 2:30 p.m.
Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: noon-5 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., through March 3, 2012

Let's Change

Mariah Robertson
at Grand Arts, 1819 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri: 816-421-6887

Opening Reception: January 20, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk with the Artist: January 21, 2 p.m.
Open Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., through April 7, 2012

MULTI-CHANNEL: an exhibition in flux

Andrew Jacob Schell
at Plug Projects, 1613 Genessee Street, Kansas City, Missouri: 646-535-7584

Opening Reception: January 20, 6-9 p.m.
Intermediate Opening: February 17, 6-9 p.m.
Open Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through March 3, 2012

Galleries are also open other hours, of course, if you call/email and make an appointment.

* Along with Steve Brisindine's daily column, ArtKC365, which he transformed at the beginning of this year and continues to write independently; Jerry Rapp's Rapp Sheet local films column; as well as a story about Archie Scott Gobber, due to heated comment threads, and ones about Peregrine Honig's appearance on Work of Art. People were especially interested in the 2009 summary of Art Basel Miami, too. Actually, besides the home page, the now-mostly-defunct Calls for Artists page received the most attention overall. In a later post, I'll write about the many streams of such information still available to you and also make a wish that someone might work on combining them once again into a single river of opps.

** Of course, I don't know everything, and I don't have unbounded time to search. In the coming days, I will be asking organizations and artists to consider including my new email address in their press distribution lists, in leiu of the one from my editor role at Review. I respect the relationships I've been privileged to establish with visual artists and those who support them — so I hope the connections continue.

PS, All opinions here are my own, and no one edits this, so any errors are also solely mine. Corrections are appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you to Steven Gorman for reminding me about the Grand Arts opening via Facebook!