February 2019 First Friday Radar
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February 2019 First Friday Radar

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February 2019 First Friday Radar


The polar vortex has everyone feeling out of whack. Tonight’s roster of great openings will get you sorted out.

Post-Sweetness
Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez
Front/Space
217 W. 18th Street, KCMO 6410

Post-Sweetness; a multi-media installation by Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez. This installation investigates the historical and contemporary production of sugar, its economy, and exchange of currency, and the different forms of exploitation that sugar production takes. Aranibar-Fernandez molds refined white sugar into a shape similar to that of a gold brick to highlight the connection of the exports’ history as exploited resources using invisible labor.

Once There Was – An Exhibition by Ani Volka
Vulpes Bastille
1737 Locust, KCMO, 64108

Solo exhibition featuring the work of Ani Volkan. Says Volkan, “Storytelling combines past and present; it shows us the ideas and people that define us. The work in this exhibition presents my own interpretation of the fairy-tales of my heritage as a way of understanding my family.”

Colla Voce – Follow the Solo Voice
Carter Art Center
3201 Southwest Blvd., KCMO 64111

New Works by artists:
MARIA VASQUEZ BOYD
KATHRYNE HUSK
ARI FISH
NATASH RIA EL-SCARI
BERNADETTE TORRES
ANNIE CHERRY

Allan Winkler: Recycled Art
The Box Gallery
1000 Walnut, KCMO 64106



Opening Reception: Alexander Austin
Bunker Center for the Arts
1014 E. 19th St., KCMO 64108

Alexander Austin’s socially conscious murals have been transforming the blank walls of KC streets for 30 years.

Studio Museum in Harlem, where his work was part an exhibition, titled “Black Romantic: The Figurative Impulse in Contemporary African-American Art,” has listed him as one of the top 30 African American artist working in the U.S.


Off the Clock – IT!KC Staff Show
Imagine That! Kansas City
2010 McGee St., KCMO 64108

All year long our staff here help the artists we support create so they can express themselves and exhibit work. In February, we’re celebrating all of their hard work by giving you a taste of their own talents and expression. The IT!KC staff show will display works from all of our amazing staff in the gallery, while work from our artists will still be available for viewing/purchase upstairs!

Brigid Moore-Floating | a solo exhibition
LAND
3222 Smart Ave., KCMO 64124

LAND is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition by the New York-based artist Brigid Moore. The exhibition presents a comprehensive group of recent oil paintings installed inside and outdoors.

Miscellanea | Artwork by Lauren Wells
Becco Flowers
1922 Baltimore, KCMO 64108

Drastic Measures – Group Exhibition
The Bunker Center for the Arts
1014 E. 19th Street, KCMO 64108

Group exhibition featuring Jason Needham, John Slaby, T. Smith, Susan Grace, Keira Norton and new work by Tj Templeton and Daniela Failla.



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