10 September 2011


With September in full swing, galleries have flung open their doors to kick off the start of the fall art season. I had the privelege to visit Kansas City, MO last weekend for their First Fridays and spent a majority of my first evening in the Crossroads at FRONT/SPACE. FRONT/SPACE is a live-in gallery  run by some of my favorite people, offering up a new show featuring a different artist monthly. The store front window invites passersby to peer into the space, and the small format of the gallery allows for an intimate experience with the works on display. The warmer temps of the early fall weather resulted in a wonderful gathering of folks outside of the picture window.

The show had an incredible amount of content - floor to ceiling works. Collages, sculptures, paintings on re-appropriated objects, with splashes of color and humor on nearly every surface. It was a bit overwhelming how much these guys produced - talk about prolific. Many of the objects were imbued with such attention to detail, you could feel how closely the artists were working. I especially liked the smaller found-object that were slipped into the mix.

It was honestly such a treat to visit this space and see the amazing things my friends are doing. SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS. If you're in KCMO in the next month, please stop by FRONT/SPACE and knock on the door!

The collaborative works photographed are by the artists Brandon Smith and Ian Stewart.

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