November 2016 First Friday Radar!
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November 2016 First Friday Radar!

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November 2016 First Friday Radar!
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FRIDAY

The Cave-  Ky Anderson at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Friday November 4th 5:00-8:00 pm

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

2004 Baltimore Ave

Kansas City, MO 64108

“The Cave” is a series of new work by Brooklyn-based artist Ky Anderson. Her paintings calls to mind artist Philip Guston. There is a similarity in which, as Guston himself says,   “The act of drawing is what locates, suggests, discovers.” Her painting reverberates and gently makes trouble.  Like Guston, it abandons the principals of “pure abstraction” in favor of shapes and forms that are more representational.    Anderson’s work is neither absolute, directed imagery nor too random as to not imply anything.  There is dialogue to be sussed out in each painting. Questions about color, line and mark-making are waiting to be asked when the viewer is willing to take the time and question it.

Ky Anderson has lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY for over twenty years.  She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from The Kansas City Art Institute in 1995.  Anderson’s work is exhibited across the country including New York, San Francisco and Chicago.  She continues to have strong ties to the Kansas City community. This is Ky Anderson’s inaugural solo show at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.

Latent Troll

Friday November 4th 6:00-9:00 pm

Front/Space

217 W 18th St

Kansas City, MO 64108

New work by Austin, TX based Nathan Ellefson who has been making work about foodie/health culture, survivalist and escapist modes of operation, and functional illustration online. This exhibition’s press release is made up of a short fiction/facebook post of an everyday exploration of TFW (that feeling when) the infinite scroll grabs you by the feet and wont let go.

 

Veracity

Friday November 4th 6:00-9:00 pm

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

2012 Baltimore Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64108

A group exhibition by a group of undergrads from KCAI is showcasing a varied approach to the idea of representation.  As part of Leedy-Voulkos Art Center’s ongoing undergrads underground series the show will feature artists Baron Mattern, Kylie McConnell, and -Informality’s rad fall intern- Julia Monte.

Expo 70 at the Quintessence Temple at the Bunker Center for the Arts

Friday November, 4th 8:30-11:30

The Bunker Center for the Arts

1014 E 19th St

Kansas City, MO 64106

Within the exhibition of Ari Fish’s temple immersive installation, Expo 70 and Shawn E. Hanson will be performing within the temple space. $5 cover at the door.

Replication: Molds & Meaning

Friday November 4th 6:00-8:00pm

KCAI Center for Contemporary Practice

1819 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64108

As the outcome of Casey Whittier’s course “Replication: Molds & Meaning” at KCAI, this exhibition features photographs from Archive Collective members Max Wagner, Brandon Forrest Frederick, Casey Holden, Alec Smith, Briana Bosworth & Megan Pobywajlo, KCAI Students Damien Spader, Kathryn Cook, Astrid Blurr, Hannah Kaplan, Zoa Smalley, Salacia Loe & Bailey Glass, and KU drawing students Jordan Alonzo, Dahne Chen, Reece Dickson, Jordan Graves, Millie Jones, Conan Lee, Erika Mrgan, Sterling Reynolds, Katelynn Schultz, Michaela Theis, Rachel Wakefield, Kelsey Willits & Jeffrey Xu

 

 

SATURDAY

Shelf Life-Election Season

Saturday 7:30-9:00

The Brick

1727 McGee St

Kansas City, MO 64108

Shelf-Life, a themed show and tell event hosted by David Wayne Reed features an array of objects from the area and their stories. This week, ELECTION SEASON. Tickets are $10 and the show begins at 7:30

Illumaphonic Fest – Live Music + Video

Saturday 7:00pm-12:00am

La Esquina

1000 W 25th St

Kansas City, MO 64108

A collaborative evening of time based media work by Kansas City musicians, composers and video artists. The performances -in order- are KCEMA featuring Cody Kauhl and Stacy Busch, ART/sounds: MNEMOSYNE QUARTET + video artist, Eric Souther, YOUR REFLECTION + Luke Rocha, HUNTER LONG, and GEMINI REVOLUTION + Cinemaphonic with video work by Zoe Chressanthis,  Joe Hammers, Britt Adair, Molly Garrett, Aaron Hawn, Nihan Yesil

 

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