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KC Star article on Brett Reif

Brett Reif INK al 012116 00Check out the KC Star article about current artist Brett Reif’s show Run Off currently on exhibition here at Studios Inc! Come out tomorrow and see the art work this February First Friday with extended hours 6pm-9pm.  Our partnership spaces will be open with live music at Cowboy Cosmic Studio and Torn Label providing their tasty goods.

 

 

Artists featured at UMKC: Body-Mind Entente

BodyMIND_Postcard_FrontResident artist Miles Neidinger, Studios Inc office manager Emily Connell , and former resident artist Diana Heise included in the upcoming exhibition Body-Mind Entente at UMKC Gallery of Art .

Thursday, January 21 – Friday, February 26, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday January 21, 2016, 5—7PM
Free Parking in the Cherry St. garage, levels 5 & 6

BodyMind Entente features multimedia artworks that explore the relationship between body and mind, perception and cognition, consciousness and spirituality. It looks into the biological and cultural factors that shape our existence, enabling us to develop singular identities while simultaneously sharing many features and modes of behavior with others. This exhibition opens a dialogue between Continue Reading…

Tonight!!!! Opening reception from 6:00 – 9:00

Me as my.Reif.2015.smlTonight!!!! Opening reception from 6:00 – 9:00 PM for Run Off, an exhibition featuring resident artist Brett Reif

Spills and spurts, contamination and accidents, smokescreens and veils are all featured in Reif’s upcoming exhibition.  Completing his second year as artist in residence at Studios Inc. Reif’s exhibition will feature new Continue Reading…

Join us tomorrow: Run Off ​by Brett Reif

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The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Run Off, an exhibition featuring resident artist Brett Reif, on view from 01.08.16 to 02.12.16 with an opening reception Friday, 01.08.16 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Spills and spurts, contamination and accidents, smokescreens and veils are all featured in Reif’s upcoming exhibition.  Completing his second year as artist in residence at Studios Inc. Reif’s exhibition will feature new sculptures, paintings and installations utilizing wallpaper, bathroom tile, household fixtures and the occasional oyster shell.  Reif is continuing to explore issues sensitive to his Louisiana upbringing and childhood through seductive yet primal sculptural forms and images.

Run Off ​an Exhibition​ by Brett Reif
01.08.16 – 02.12.16

Studios Inc Exhibition Space ​
1708 Campbell
Kansas City MO 64108
816.994.7134 office

Gallery Hours
Tues – Friday 10:00 -12:00 PM​, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Gallery Talk
01.09.16 Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

First Friday​ (Feb)​ ​ ​ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

The 2016 Exhibition Series has been made possible through the generous financial support of Dr. Benjamin Meade.

 

 

Happy Holidays!

studio_building_downtown_kc_logoedThe Studios Inc administrative offices will close for winter break Tuesday (today) the 22nd @ 12:00 noon and reopen on Jan 5th.  Happy Holidays to all!!

Last week to view: Until It’s All You See

BingamanRobert01Last week to view Until It’s All You See, an exhibition of  Robert Bingaman’s continued exploration of nocturnal views of glowing pools.

Gallery Hours : Tues – Friday 10:00 – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Exhibition closes on: 12.18.15

 

 

 

Robert Bingaman KCStar Interview

Robert Bingaman’s new show, “Until It’s All You See,” features pools illuminated by light. Photo credit Jill Toyoshiba

Robert Bingaman’s new show, “Until It’s All You See,” features pools illuminated by light. Photo credit Jill Toyoshiba

Meet artist Robert Bingaman, whose pools of light reflect desire and void.

Kansas City Star
BY CINDY HOEDEL
NOVEMBER 28, 2015

Painter Robert Bingaman, a Wichita native who earned a BFA at University of Kansas and an MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, recently completed a three-year residency at Studios Inc, which offers studio space and exhibitions for mid-career artists. During his residency, Bingaman, who lives in Kansas City with his wife, Molly, produced a series of large-scale paintings inspired by illuminated swimming pools at night. The new series expands on earlier pool paintings that were shown last year at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art; they are much larger and explore shifts in perspective. Bingaman’s paintings are on display at the studio through Dec. 18. This conversation, edited for length and clarity, took place at the gallery.

Q: Your exhibition is called “Until It’s All You See.” Why?
A: That came from a conversation with my wife. She told me the way she connects with the pool paintings is to get as close to them as possible, moving closer and closer until it’s all you see. At the time I had done smaller pool paintings and that inspired me to make them larger and have the color expand to your periphery.

Q: Was there a specific pool that sparked the idea for the pool series?
A: Yes. It dates clear back to graduate school. I was getting my (behind) kicked by my professors. After that first semester I was put on academic probation, which — it’s quite the thing to be put on academic probation for the quality of your paintings.

Q: Cuts a little deeper than flunking algebra, I imagine.
A: Right. But I took it as a challenge. I was in California, in Santa Barbara, with Molly, who was my girlfriend at the time. We had snuck into a pool …

Q: Snuck into a pool? In a residential neighborhood?
A: Yeah. It was right by the coast. It wasn’t so dastardly as hopping a fence, but we didn’t belong to the pool. It was night, it was heated. It was illuminated. It was a beautiful evening. It was winter in St. Louis but I was in California. I just had this moment of realization, and it was really interesting, that this is something that I deeply desire. I knew I would mark it in my memory as a mental landscape to return to when I’m not as content.

Q: So you didn’t have a backyard swimming pool in Wichita?
A: No. It’s definitely not about having one. It’s about not having one. I often paint landscapes of desire. I have painted palm trees before. A palm tree is not exotic. In Ecuador or Haiti, a palm tree is a tree. It is exotic to us because we live in Kansas City.

Q: Why do your paintings depict pools illuminated at night? Is a pool different at night?
A: I think it’s obvious. It’s a void within a void. And you can decide whether it’s about emptiness or fullness.

ON DISPLAY
“Until It’s All You See” by Robert Bingaman runs through Dec. 18 at Studios Inc, 1708 Campbell St. Hours are 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Go to thestudiosinc.org for m0re information.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/visual-arts/article46297285.html#storylink=cpy

Join us next Friday: Robert Bingaman Exhibition

BingamanRobert01Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Until It’s All You See, an exhibition featuring new paintings by resident artist Robert Bingaman, on view from 11.13.15 to 12.18.15 with an opening reception Friday, 11.13.15 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

In Until It’s All You See, Bingaman continues to explore nocturnal views of glowing pools. The four paintings on view are however loftier in size, technique, and luster. The ambitious scale and masterful use of color function together to electrify the canvas as well as the gallery. Accompanying the paintings is an Continue Reading…

Application deadline this WEEK! Last week to see Downen exhibit!

downloadDEADLINE: Applications for residency currently being solicited at www.thestudiosinc.org; materials must be received no later than October 15, 2015.  Studios Inc provides a three-year residency to competitively selected mid-career artists intent on moving to the next level of success.  The Studios nurtures symbiosis at a micro level with a focus on a selected group of artists and the patrons who support them.  Combined, Studios Inc is a vital part of the unprecedented visual arts community here in Kansas City.

photo credit: EG Schempf

photo credit: EG Schempf

Last week to see Site Unseen: Architectural Installations by Jill Downen!!!

Hours: 10:00 a.m. ​-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.​- 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday,

Studios​ ​Inc Exhibition Space
1708 Campbell
Kansas City MO 64108

 

Studios Inc standing proud!!!

Supported_Full-Color_LargeStudios Inc standing proud with another year of support from ArtsKC!!!!

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