September 2017 First Friday Weekend Radar

Friday:

Red Dirt Rug, Works on Paper, and Project Share

Friday 6:00-8:00 PM

KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice

1819 Grand Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64108

The works of Rena Detrixhe, Dale Eldred,  and Jeni Hansen Gard are all showing differing forms of sculpture at the KCAI Crossroads space. We’re especially excited to see Rena Detrixhe’s ephemeral dirt rug comprised of Oklahoma red soil.

Russell Ferguson and Shane Lutzk, and Robert Harrison

Friday 6:00-9:00 PM

Belger Crane Yard Studios

2011 Tracy Ave

Kansas City, MO 64108

A collaboration between former student and mentor in the ceramic works of Russell Ferguson and Shane Lutzk alongside the architecturally inspired works of Robert Harrison. Belger Crane Yard is a great space to observe local contemporary ceramics exhibitions.

When We Wake To Desire

Friday 6:00-9:00 PM

Vulpes Bastille

1737 Locust St

Kansas City, MO 64108

Following desire as a concept driving four contemporary emerging artists Patricia Graham, Kristina Noelle, Branden Bandel, and Molly Dillon. These works of painting and sculpture reference the concept through the spaces each of the works reference, a constant point of return to the place that keeps posing new questions, moving the work forward. Artists featured are Agustine Zegers, Leila Christine Nadir and Cary Peppermint, S.e. Nash, WhiteFeather Hunter, Zoë Schneider, Regina De Miguel, Lucrecia Dalt, and Rubina Martini

Fermenting Feminism: Exhibition and Publication Launch

Friday 6:00- 9:00 PM

Front/Space

217 W 18th St Kansas City, MO 64108

Bringing together the launch of a publication by Lauren Fournier, and an exhibition co-curated by Fournier and S.E. Nash. The show contains sculptures, video, vessels, “microbial selfies”, and rituals. The artists in the show find a point to combine contemporary feminist art practices and the magic of microbial transformation.

Afro-Jamaican, American

Friday 6:00-10:00 PM

Plenum Space Gallery

504 E 18th St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Imani Nixon shows the expanded body of this work in Afro-Jamaican, American. These powerful, saturated photographs on view yet again after being exhibited at Front/Space earlier this year. These portraits showcase Nixon’s play with her own black identity and highlight the figures as forces of feminine power.

How do you pattern

Friday 6:00-9:00 PM

Imagine That! Kansas City

2010 McGee St

Kansas City, MO 64018

Artists showcase their use of pattern in this exhibition of recent work. Imagine That! KC is a non-profit creative arts studio that serves developmentally different adults, and their exhibitions are usually full of play!

Saturday:

Scavenger Hunt with PLUG Projects

Saturday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Help out our friends at PLUG Projects scavenge the West Bottoms for objects that will be included in a site specific installation by Julie Schenkelberg. Bring enthusiasm, a keen eye, and supplies to carry, wear clothes to get messy, gloves, and some good shoes. This is a rad opportunity to contribute to this artist’s immersive installation that will come together over the next couple of weeks!