Funds from this Kickstarter will support our programming budget for the 2012 year, enabling monthly exhibitions and thematic shows planned, as well as exchanges/collaborations with other artist-run spaces and arts publications across the country.
- A featuring thematic exhibition called Neutral Space, will take place on May 4th First Friday themed after the grid. Neil Thrun will be writing about the historical background of the grid, also the context of how the various artists in the show are using the grid, and how the neutral gray gridded wall is painted.
- Spray Booth Gallery (SBG) plans on Bringing back the Salon Show for 2013 in February.
- For future curators that are in perspective of either exchange/collaborations or curated exhibitions for the future months to come will be done by Erin Olm-Shipman, Tracy Abeln, and Sean Starwitz. Other people have not yet been revealed but will have the same opportunities for putting on exhibitions.
- Other perspectives SBG plans on bringing to the space are Saturday afternoon talks with the featuring artist/curator that had the opening the previous night and ending receptions for featured exhibitions.
SBG will be brining back Sean Starwitz creation called Know Show Thursdays, a "series of talks/lectures/performances that take place in Gallery itself. Know Show consist of three 15-minute presentations in which peers teach skills that are not necessarily taught in institutional settings. The presentations are taught by individuals who have experiences within specific skills that they can teach and enjoy sharing it with others. Know Show is completely open to anyone both in presenting and in participation..." The first Know Show will begin May 17at 8:30 p.m.
WHO is SBG?
Spray Booth Gallery is an artist run art space located in the Crossroads Art District. Spray Booth is dedicated to creating community around art-based experiences that are thought provoking and conceptually rigorous, while also being accessible and fun. Through a framework of monthly exhibitions and related programs, we strive to maintain a dynamic schedule in which the gallery is continuously reinvented to reflect the spirit and process of an artist, specific program series, or a collaboration.
Change has been slow and organic with each participant leaving an indelible impression that tells the evolving story of “Spray Booth,” These participants are comprised of young and emerging artists, known and unknown nationally, affiliated musicians, artists and fellow programmers. Because programming decisions are independent of the amount of revenue the gallery generates for operational expenses, we are able to focus on hosting events that support the growing Kansas City culture.
SBG hosts experimental exhibitions, with new works from young and emerging artists that supports both risk and dialogue, and public art initiatives. SBG aims to incite conversation on contemporary art in the Kansas City area. We accomplish this through dynamic relationships between art, artist, and audiences, supporting challenging work, reflecting the diversity of the city.
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