Join us this Friday @ Studios Inc from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate Patty Carroll’s newest book: Anonymous Women with essays by Professor Naren Barfield and Dr. Lauren DeLand.Meet and greet with refreshments from 5:00 - 5:30, brief artist talk at 5:30 with book signing following!!! The book, Anonymous Women, will be available for purchase at the event and is available at Daylight Books & Amazon .For over twenty years, Patty Carroll has staged photographs using models, drapery, and household objects to create humorous, provocative photographic tableaux that comment on the role of women in the home.Anonymous Women (Daylight Books, January 2017) presents visually stunning images of women in theatrical domestic scenes where their identity is lost in the trappings of domesticity. These not-so-still-lifes are colorful, beautiful, and mysterious, articulating the many complex relationships -- both personal and cultural -- existing between women and the home.Anonymous Women is a project in 3 parts. In the first series, Carroll photographs the head of a vulnerable, very white woman with domestic objects covering her head -- a cabbage, a cake, bacon strips, a picture frame, tea bags, and more. As the woman's eyes are obscured, the viewer can only see her through the filter of food or household objects.In the second series, a lone woman hides within her home, behind richly textured fabrics and drapes with an occasional prop. Camouflaged by the domestic interior, the mysterious draped woman has become immersed in it. The draped series highlights the blurred boundaries between the homemaker and her home.In her third series, Carroll moves beyond just drapery to define the woman, by using objects to comment on obsessive collecting, accumulating and decorating. The figure disappears into the claustrophobic surroundings. The pictures provide a variety of narratives about interests and identities of women; for instance, the woman who displays all her trophies, the collector of plates, the compulsive knitter and crocheter, and the woman stuck in the 1970's.Carroll's childhood in mid-century suburban Chicago informs all of her work. She grew up when suburban life was idealized; the home was a place of utter perfection, where every home had matching drapes and sofa, where families had 2.5 children and manicured lawns. It was a time when the "woman's place was in the home." Carroll's photography both idealizes and critiques the conventions of domesticity.Patty Carroll hopes to reach women of any culture, age, country or social standing with the Anonymous Women project. She says: "as photographers, we follow our own heart, and talk about our personal experiences, but if those messages can mean something to a larger group, then we have done our job."The book includes essays by author and artist Naren Barfield and Dr. Lauren DeLand, professor and scholar of contemporary and modern art. Interspersed throughout the book are whimsical texts commenting on the photographs by curators Kate Ware, Lynne Warren, Davis Travis and Xu Jia.ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Patty Carroll has her BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in Graphic Design, and her Master of Science (MS) in Photography from the Institute of Design at IIT, Chicago. Since leaving graduate school in 1972, she has taught photography continuously at the University level, both full and part-time. Carroll has participated in numerous group and one-person exhibitions. Selected one-person exhibits include "Are You Lonesome Tonight" at Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England in 1996, "Elvis?" at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago in 1999, and "Dark and Deadly: Photographs and Digital Movie Posters" at The Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. Since 2010, her "Anonymous Women: Draped" series was shown at White Box Museum in Beijing, (2011), at Shanghai University Gallery (2010), several University galleries and museums, and at the Cultural Center in Chicago in 2012. In 2015, the series was exhibited at Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou, China (2015), The Photographers Association in Ningbo, China (2015), and Daura Gallery, in Lynchburg, Virginia (2014), among others. She was the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2003, and has had various International artist residencies. She was one of the "Top 50" of Photolucida in 2014. She is represented by Martha Schneider Gallery in Chicago, and Sherry Leedy Gallery in Kansas City. She is the photographic author of four books, including Living the Life: The World Elvis Tribute Artists, 2005 and Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America, with Bruce Kraig, 2012.BOOK DETAILS:Hardcover, ISBN-13: 9781942084198, 96 pages, 10.20 x 10.20 inches, $45.00 USABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Daylight is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine art, Daylight's uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large. For more information, visit www.daylightbooks.org.
The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present I Will Always Love You, an exhibition featuring resident artist Jaimie Warren, on view from 11.14.14 - 12.14.14 with an opening reception Friday, 11.14.14 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. I Will Always Love You is an exhibition of photographs, videos, and photographic gifs that are a culmination of her creations made throughout the past three years at Studios Inc, and through projects and residencies in San Diego, Los Angeles and New York City. Warren will also create a small performance during the opening reception as a thank you to her community in Kansas City.Warren creates self-portraits that are re-creations of photo-shopped images assembled by anonymous web users, and are hand-made without digital enhancements. They each employ makeup, props, costumes and prosthetics that simulate the reference’s digital effects, but all with a very humorous, DIY aesthetic. These sets, costumes and props are often fabricated as collaborations with friends and family. Expanding on traditions of staged self-portraiture, and centering on performance and identity, each construction is a cross-pollination of art history, pop culture, and Internet. They range from likenesses of Phil Spector and Lil’ Kim to Santa, Yoda, Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’, and an artichoke, leveling the discursive playing field in matters of race and gender fluidity, the politics of satire and the pervasive influence of a media-driven celebrity culture.Jaimie Warren is the 2014 recipient of the Baum Award for an Emerging Photographer, and has had a solo artist monograph published by Aperture (New York). Warren has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, with solo exhibitions at The Hole and Higher Pictures (New York, NY), the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, MO), the Kennedy Museum (Athens, OH) and the Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design. Warren is also Co-Creator/Co-Director of the faux public access television show "Whoop Dee Doo". Whoop Dee Doo has created commissioned projects for organizations including the Smart Museum (Chicago), Loyal Gallery (Sweden), the Time-Based Arts Festival/Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, OR), POP (Montreal, QC), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), The Contemporary (Baltimore, MD), and others. Warren has received a United States Presidential Teaching Award, presented by Barack Obama in 2013.Jaimie Warren is a resident artist at Studios Inc. Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.
I Will Always Love YouJaimie Warren11.14.14 - 12.14.14
Gallery Talk11.15.14 Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 PMGallery HoursTues - Friday 10:00 – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PMSaturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM1708 CampbellKansas City MO 64108
The 2014 – 2015 Exhibition Series has been made possible through the generous financial support of Jane Hunt-Meade and Benjamin Meade.
Join the Art in the Loop Foundation, this Friday, for a fun night of bowling and camaraderie as we celebrate our 2013 ARTwall artist Jaimie Warren. Light refreshments and one drink ticket per person will be provided.Jaimie's artwork entitled "Self-Portrait as a Woman in Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon / Deceptions by Momma Bird " is currently displayed on the ARTwall on the south side of the Town Pavilion Garage at 13th and Main, Kansas City MO.For your convenience, please register and print your ticket here and bring it to the event.Z-Strike is located on the second floor of the Live! Block in the Power and Light District at 13th & Grand. For public transportation to the event check out bus schedules at http://www.kcata.org/ for parking options (at your own expense) download the parking map of the area.Financial assistance for the ARTwall has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, with the generous support of Copaken Brooks, LLC and the H&R Block Foundation.More questions? Contact Ann Holliday, email@example.com or 816.979.1072.
Featured Artist: Garry Noland
By BRITTANY FICKENSpecial to The BohemianThe Bohemian, March 2013
There’s a bottle of whiskey and an empty PBR can on the table. Garry Noland has just buzzed us into his top floor Crossroads studio at The Studios Inc. We step into the space as Noland shakes our hands and offers us coffee. In a dark corner of his studio, Noland shares insight on his older paintings with Anna and I. Thick layers of oil paint coat the surfaces of National Geographic magazines, creating a topographic texture. Noland carves borders in the paint to separate the positive and negative space between land and water. Which is land and which is water? These divides are not easy to distinguish. The borders of the countries mimic borders of all kinds. Noland explains how borders which exist between people are always changing and are never as clear as the borders on a map.
Play between positive and negative space is crucial to all of Noland’s work. “There is importance in negative space,” he says. Layered narrow strips of carefully cut tape hang on the wall. The strips hide a message of Morse code within the long and short colors of the tape. The piece reveals the importance of the space between each dot or dash: without it, no message could be conveyed. Noland brings us to the front of his studio where a giant tape and floor debris wall hanging exists. He says he just pulled this one up yesterday.Noland covers the floor of his wooden studio in colored tape and peels it up from the floor one inch at a time. He says his fingers are still sore from yesterday. It was a late night for Noland. Wood grain and debris are picked up by the tape, forming a kind of terrain. Noland says once up on the wall, he stands back and looks at the piece for hours before deciding how to approach it. Noland chooses what parts of the sticky side to cover with pattern and tape and what spaces to leave bare as wood grain. He shows us the painterly strokes on the back of the tape.On another wall, thin strips of paper and marbles are placed on tape in a way that appears as if they are floating. Noland says this is where he tests ideas and plays. Four April 1972 National Geographic magazines are cut to reveal this comical message: “If your six year old saw something like this, would he know how to phone for help?”.Garry Noland is showing this month at La Esquina Gallery in the continuation of the Concept OK-KC exhibition. It features a combination of KC and Oklahoma artists. The exhibition will be curated in KC by Charlotte Street Curator-In-Residence Jamilee Polson Lacy. Check out Garry Noland’s work at the opening reception March 15th 6pm to 9pm. The show will be open until April 20th.
The Studios Inc is pleased to announce that studios will become available in the beginning of 2013. Applications are currently being solicited at www.thestudiosinc.org ; materials must be received no later than August 30th 2012.The Studios Inc provides a three-year residency to competitively selected mid-career artists intent on moving to the next level of success. Expansive private studio space provides room to expand the scale of works. A patron underwrites each artist’s studio, building mutually meaningful relationships between local artists, and new and seasoned collectors. The Studios’ programs support the symbiotic relationship between artists and collectors essential for a thriving visual art community. The Studios nurtures symbiosis at a micro level with focus on a selected group of artists and the patrons who support them. Combined, The Studios Inc is a vital part of the visual art community’s unprecedented growth. A selection panel consisting of a variety of individuals from the Kansas City area is assembled and convenes; it is this selection panel that determines which applicants will be awarded studio spaces in 2013. Residencies are open to all visual artists. The Studios Inc does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, economic or social standing, political or religious beliefs, marital status, or sexual orientation.With seven years behind us, our goal of promoting and providing the tools and resources to the most promising mid-career artists in our area has been extremely successful. Our three-year studio program continues to have major impact, within our local community and on a national and international level, promoting Kansas City as a leader in the visual arts.