Citrus Paradisi: of flesh & skin and Figure Obscura will both open July 12th from 6:00-9:00 pm at The Project Space and The Paragraph Gallery, respectively. Both shows feature unique portrayals of the body and figure. The shows will run through August 3rd (regular gallery hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 12-5, and Thursday from 11-6).
Citrus Paradisi: of flesh & skin will be emerging artist Skye Livingston’s first solo exhibition. This experimental art experience will feature large-scale digital prints of grapefruit skins, skinned from the interior wedges of the grapefruit. Livingston has worked with this unusual material for the past two years, and uses it as a representation of skin to explore the concept of healing. Additionally, there will be edible grapefruit refreshments available for viewers to consume during the opening. Livingston has received an Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC to partially fund this project.
Figure Obscura is Skye Livingston’s first solo curatorial endeavor. This group show will portray a variety of interpretations, abstractions, impressions and manipulations of the human form. Neglecting a focus on realistic representation, these works convey narrative, impress an emotion, or simply present the figure as object. Figure Obscura features work by Elizabeth Allen-Cannon, Rachel Gregor, Molly Kaderka, Krystal Kuhn, Rudy Marron, Katy McRoberts, Andy Ozier, Yulie Urano and Teal Wilson.
Skye Livingston is a current resident of the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project studios, in downtown Kansas City. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012, where she studied fiber and art history.
The Arts Council advances and supports the arts for the benefit of the Kansas City region. The Inspiration Grant program funds special projects and professional development for individual artists. The ArtsKC Fund raises approximately $420,000 annually from Workplace Giving, corporate, foundation, and individual support. As Kansas City’s united arts fund, the ArtsKC Fund is the community’s opportunity to support arts programming, arts organizations, and artists. Grants are awarded four times a year to applicants selected by a panel of community representatives.
About the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project
Urban Culture Projects presently encompasses three street-level spaces: la Esquina, Paragraph and Urban Culture Project Space; and two studio facilities providing free studios to visual and performing artists for one-year terms: Town Pavilion and pARTnership Place. Through establishing, operating, programming and promoting these venues, UCP provides new opportunities for local artists and curators, builds and cross-pollinates audiences for their work, and contributes to downtown Kansas City’s ongoing revitalization.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Skye Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-802-1619.