July 2016 First Friday Weekend Radar

July 2016 First Friday Weekend Radar

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FRIDAY

The Position We’re In

Friday, 6-8 pm

KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice

1819 Grand Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64108

 

Land of Contemplation – In Transition

Friday, 6-9 pm

Night Blooms Darkroom and Book Store

529 Southwest Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64108

Photographic works by Ashlin Wang and Chase Castor among Night Blooms stacks of used and out-of-publication books. Both artists will have their recent publications available as well: Land of Contemplation by Chase Castor and Never Stop Shooting by Ashlin Wang.

 

Gender Treason

Friday, 6-9 pm

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

2012 Baltimore Ave

Kansas City, MO 64108

Ryan Wilks gives a glimpse into the lives of Queer Kansas City. The exhibition consists of twelve oil portraits after twelve interviews of poplin the Kansas City Queer community through the span of a twelve moths. A portion of all sales will be donated to KCAVP and the LikeMe Light House. Gender Treason is exhibited in Leedy-Volkous Art Center’s Base Gallery, July 1st through August 26th.

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It’s Okay to Cry pt. I

Friday, 6-10 pm

Sex + Ice Cream

1515 Walnut

Kansas City, MO 64108

Kansas City based designer and performance artist Deaton Chris Anthony will debut a new sweater line alongside new photographic work that coincides with the performance held at the same venue on Saturday. Hosted by Nicole Leth and Sex + Ice Cream.

 

Are You Sure

Friday, 9 pm – 12 am

Front/Space

217 W 18th St

Kansas City, MO 64108

Front/Space is pleased to present “Are You Sure”, featuring two new works by Ryan Kuo examining contemporary displacement. Ryan Kuo (rkuo.net) is an artist and writer drawn to reflexive systems and acts of non-knowledge. Based in Cambridge, MA, he received a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT in 2014. Many of his works occur in video, hypertext and game environments, and invoke a person or people arguing. His works have been shown most recently in London, Berlin, Boston, and Stockholm. Ryan has also been a medical student and a videogame critic.

 

SATURDAY

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It’s Okay to Cry pt. II

Saturday, doors at 7 pm; show at 8 pm

Sex + Ice Cream

1515 Walnut

Kansas City, MO 64108

Performance by Kansas City based designer and performance artist Deaton Chris Anthony. The second night of this event will consist of Deaton Chris Anthony’s debut live performance and film premier hosted by Nicole Leth and Sex + Ice Cream. $5

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