ARTSPEAK RADIO with Jonah Criswell, Mark Allen, and Mason Kilpatrick

Wednesday July 4, 2018 Noon to 1PM 90.1FM KKFI

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Jonah Criswell, Mason Andrew Kilpatrick, and Mark Allen.

Jonah Criswell-Echoes is a group exhibition curated by Mirjam Cassandra Wendt and Jonah Criswell. Echoes features artists from Berlin and Kansas City hosted by Haw Contemporary.

Ahram Park, Alexander Klenz, Claudio Pogo, Corey Antis, DAG, Eckhart Pscheidel-Jeschke, Jake Blaschka, James Woodfill, Jonah Criswell, Kelly John Clark, Maximillian Marcoll Nicole Mauser, Scott Dickson, & Stephane Leonard

Echoes is an exhibition that explores both the possible and impossible connections found in the works of artists from two sites, Kansas City and Berlin.

The exhibited works have formal or procedural similarities, which in an exhibition establishes a fragile symmetry. These unstable adjacencies provoke the urge to generate connections, but each artist, in their specific context, draws a series of references that, while globally legible, maintain resonance with their local and regional origins. Echoes, as an exhibition, seek to suspend a tension arising from difference, and indulge these urges of connectivity.

This exhibition was born from a simple urge between Mirjam Cassandra Wendt and Jonah Criswell to bridge the distance between Kansas City and Berlin and to displace the unique stances each artist takes in their studio practice by building formal pairings and relationships. As viewers, we create a conversation between them that acknowledges the difficulty of building connections across context and geopolitics.
Yet, there still remains in this gesture a possibility for exchange, discourse and meaning that works to traverse difference.

Haw Contemporary 1600 Liberty, KCMO

Jonah Criswell was born in Springfield Missouri and graduated from Kansas City Art Institute in 2005 with a BFA and from Pennsylvania State University in 2008 with a MFA. He has exhibited in Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, New York and Berlin. He currently lives and works in Kansas City Missouri and is an Assistant Professor in the Kansas City Art Institute’s Painting Department.

Mark Allen is an artist, photographer, and designer. His work is varied in sense of medium and theme, but remains consistently conceptual. He enjoys playing with audience perception of visual images and symbols, and is especially interested in the elements of water and fire. As a Leo Sun and Scorpio Moon, his work is loud but seeks to delve into the deeper mysteries of life. At the core of his artistic philosophy, Allen believes that all humans are divine creators, capable of constructing a peaceful and functional society. Born 1991, United States. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. History of group and solo exhibitions and performances in Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Florence, Venice, and Buenos Aires. Part of the permanent collection of Pepperdine University in Buenos Aires and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.

Mason Andrew Kilpatrick, RADAR is proud to present the exhibition, ALL TERRAIN, featuring a selection of current Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residents. ALL TERRAIN investigates ideas of intimacy and vulnerability within our immediate landscape. Through image-making, sculpture and performance, these artists provoke questions surrounding our connectedness to the natural world and domestic space, prompting a search for the balance between the wild and the cultivated. The exhibition will take place in La Esquina Gallery (1000 W 25th St, Kansas City, MO 64108) from Friday, July 6th through Saturday, August 11th 2018. Featured Charlotte Street Studio Residents include S.E. Nash, Glyneisha Johnson, Damien Randolph-Spader, Lilly McElroy, BOIBOY, ARGOT/NOTS, Matthew Johnson and Ruben Castillo.

The opening reception will take place from 6-9PM on Friday, July 6th. The reception is free and open to the public. Free drinks will be provided. The closing reception will take place from 3-5PM on Saturday, August 11th.

RADAR is a curatorial platform designed to support artists and their work through emerging and collaborative practices.


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