My great friend and patron, Rachael Blackburn Cozad, was on the latest episode of the quirky local access show, Our Community, along with Bruce Hartman from the Nerman Musuem of Contemporary Art. She gives me and The Janus Restraint a nice shout out at the end of the episode.
The first volume in a series of books to coincide with The Janus Restraint project is now available on Blurb. The 36-page book features images of work from The Janus Restraint: The Ascension exhibition as well as other images that relate to overall narrative. There is also an excellent essay by contemporary art historian Cristina Albu which discusses the context and participatory nature of the work.
The Janus Restraint: The Ascension was reviewed by Neil Thrun in The Kansas City Star today. He not only praised the new work but had some had some very interesting thoughts on how the work ties to the larger myths of Janus and Gemini.
The exhibition is on view at The Studios Inc. Exhibition Space until June 21, with a special closing reception to be held 6-9PM on Saturday, June 22. Gemini Revolution will once again be playing live soundtracks to the work.
The Janus Restraint: The Ascension, my current solo exhibition at The Studios Inc., is featured in a new article by Jamilee Polson Lacy on Bad At Sports. She gives praise to my new work while also taking to task the current state of affairs in the KC art world. I’m sure there is going to be some healthy discussion about the article in the weeks to come.
My latest solo exhibition, The Janus Restraint: The Ascension, was reviewed in The Pitch today. The writer, Tracy Abeln, did a very nice (and very thorough) job in relating the content and intent of the new work, as well as in discussing some of the Icelandic myths and landscapes included.
The exhibition is on view at The Studios Inc. Exhibition Space until June 23. There will be a special closing party on one of the last evenings, so stay tuned for the soon-to-be-determined date.
A number of my recent video animations are included in the group exhibition The Protagonist: Narrative and Animation, opening this Friday evening at the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, MN. The exhibition, curated by RAC director Shannon Fitzgerald, features work by Tara Najd Ahmadi, Allison Schulnik, Catharina van Eetvelde, Hank Willis Thomas and Marina Zurkow.
Tara and I will be part of a panel discussion Thursday evening at 6:30 PM as well as a curator-led tour of the exhibition at 1:00 PM on Friday.
My newest exhibition, The Janus Restraint: The Ascension, opened last Friday at The Studios Inc. Exhibition Space in downtown Kansas City. There was a good crowd and a wonderful reception to the new work. The band Gemini Revolution, who provided soundtracks for a number of the new works, played a live set during the reception. There will be a second reception on June 7 as well as a possible closing party with Gemini Revolution once again playing. The exhibition is on view through June 23.