Friday, November 7, 2008
Slow Cooked - New Work from Kansas City
From Okay Mountain's Website...
In conjunction with Kansas City’s Urban Culture Project and the Charlotte Street Foundation, Okay Mountain is pleased to present “Slow Cooked” – New Work from Kansas City, curated by Sterling Allen. The show is one half of an exchange project wherein the communities of Austin and Kansas City are brought a bit closer due to the sharing of each city’s artists and resources. The other half of this collaborative effort culminates in two exhibitions at Kansas City’s Paragraph Gallery; one featuring six Austin-based artists, curated by Kate Hackman and Grant Miller and one featuring a collaborative show by the partners and members of Okay Mountain gallery.
Though the formal and conceptual aspects of the five artists chosen for “Slow Cooked” are very different, an underlying detail to all the work is what seems to be a solid commitment to an idea and the patience necessary to carry that work into fruition. Though somewhat of a survey, this exhibition can also be seen as an
alternative to a current trend of artists who make work hastily or with little regard for craft. Artists include Marcus Cain, Michael Converse, Colin Leipelt, Kacy Maddux, and James Woodfill.
ARTIST TALK SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8th @ 6:30
OPENING RECEPTION FOLLOWING 7-10pm
CARNAL TORPER PERFORMANCE AT 9pm