May 13 through June 24, 2011 Gallery HoursTues – Friday 10 – 4 PMSaturday 12 – 4 PM Gallery Talk12 pm Saturday May 14, 2011 The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present CONSUMER FOREPLAY, an exhibition by Davin Watne, on view from 5.13.11 to 6.24.11, with an opening reception, Friday May 13, 2011 6 – 9 pm. httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=b0EPXuQZEtMCONSUMER FOREPLAY is Davin Watne’s second solo show at The Studios Inc Exhibition Space. This exhibition will feature new work from 2010 and 2011, including paintings, sculptures and installations. Through his current work, Watne is exploring the idea of attraction and how it works in the marketplace. He is interested in consumer products that are marketed to enhance our appearance. Watne uses these products as the raw material to create sculptures that mimic seduction, courtship and procreation as seen in our culture. This work creates a visual language to unpack the rituals of seduction, found in both the plant and animal world, to celebrate desire and find a deeper understanding of our biological yet at times, salacious behaviors.Davin Watne received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1994 and is currently working toward his MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He has been awarded several grants, awards and public commissions including The Charlotte Street Foundation Award, ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Avenue of Arts Municipal Arts Grant, Art in the Loop Public Arts Grant and is a resident of The Studios Inc. Residency Program.Hours:
- 10am-4pm Tuesday - Friday
- 12pm-4pm Saturday
- 6pm - 9pm First Friday of each month as well as Exhibition opening night
- The Studios Inc exhibition is at 1708 Campbell, Kansas City, MO 64108.