CES Contemporary / Graphic Thoughts

GROUP SHOW July 11, 2014 – August 30, 2014 Opening: Friday, July 11, 2014 | 6 – 9pm Main Gallery

Graphic Thoughts is an exploration of the ways in which design influences how artists convey image-based messages. Drawing from the four pillars of design—shape, form, pattern, and color—each artist in the exhibition uses various medium and technique resulting in a range of works that expand upon thought-generative concepts that push against assumptions of design.

images and more info: http://cescontemporary.com/portfolio/graphic-thoughts/

709 & 711 Mateo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

50/50 KC

50/50 is a platform for fostering progressive dialogues of equally exhibited local and national artists. With an emphasis on exhibiting emerging to mid-career artists who take risks within varying disciplines, 50/50 will broaden Kansas City’s art ecology. Constructed from two shipping containers, the venue will expand upon the concept of 50/50 while activating unused urban space in the West Bottoms.   

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First Friday | Studio will be open

Stop by if you are in the Crossroads area for First Friday on March 7. Framed studies will be available for purchase, as well as various work in progress on view. The studio is located on the 2nd Floor of The Bauer. 115 West 18th Street, KCMO. Looks like there is actually a chance for decent weather.

Converging Dialougues

Experience a confabulation of imagery and color through paintings, monoprints and serigraphs. The work of CHERYL TOH, HEINRICH TOH, and BESS DUSTON at The Carter Center for Visual Arts. Through March 7th. Hurry!

Gallery hours
Tuesday - Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.
"First Fridays" 1 - 9 p.m.

3201 Southwest Trafficway,
Kansas City, MO 64111

International Call for Artists / Telaphone Project

This is a worth while and interesting project I was recently involved in. Organized by the Satellite Collective

learn more here: http://telephone.satellitepress.org/

This game works almost exactly like the kids' game "telephone," also known as operator, ear-to-ear, and many other names the world over. One player devises a message, and that message is whispered to the next person, who whispers it to the next and the next. The message evolves as it travels, surprising and confounding the players. Rather than simply passing our message from person to person via language alone, Satellite Collective is passing it from art form to art form. A message in music might become a poem, which might become a film, and then a dance work, and so on. The process begins with a very specific message we're "whispering" from artist to artist, but each participant will have access only to the work directly preceding his own. None of the players will know the full evolution of the message until the end. As in the original game, the progression is a secret. The threads will also branch out: A single painting may be assigned to two or three other artists. When we publish the final succession of works on Transmission, the viewer will be able to follow one thread to the end, go back to the beginning, and choose a different route through the series of art works.

Caleb Taylor

A great artist and friend enjoying a good end to 2013. Nice debut of his large abstractions at dm Contemporary in NYC.

Caleb Taylor is a 2010 Charlotte Street Foundation Fellow whose practice freely navigates the disciplines of painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture. He is the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, and has completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Urban Culture Project, and Ucross Foundation.

In addition to his studio practice, Taylor is a founding member of PLUG Projects, a curatorial collaboration in the Stockyards District of Kansas City. PLUG exhibits national artists and is a recipient of a 2011 Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, and Charlotte Street Foundation.

Caleb Taylor

Nuture Art

This is a nice Registry for Artists:

NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc. is dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists, curators and public school students. Founded in 1997 by George Robinson to realize his vision of a non-profit dedicated to supporting artists, NURTUREart is now located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the heart of emerging art in New York City.