Alex Eckard, Leon Jones and Max Wagner will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from Kansas City Art Institute in the spring of 2013.
There will be an artist talk the following day on May 4th from 1-3pm, and the work will be up from the 3rd-10th.
Please contact us at roost.gallery@gmail for more information or to make an appointment to see the show past the opening.
Sneaky Creeps Tour Kick off show
DEFINITELY Free beer from Tall Grass Brewery
FUGUE STATE is a solo exhibition by Timothy Amundson of large-scale photographs, projection, sound installation, and a collaborative performance. The opening will be held at the Roost Gallery on April 12th 2013.
The term fugue state is defined as a dissociative amnesia, especially one that involves unplanned wandering. Amundson expresses that “nothing is actually constant, nothing has been created.” His work is a variant from the representational nature of photography and explores heightened experience, where the unknown is corroborated with references to the everyday. The photographs are immersive and utilize light in ways that question traditional norms of photography. Through this approach there is as much a sense of levity as there is meditational weight. In collaboration with dancer Jane Gotch the more cerebral elements of the images can be explored through the body.
In the age of social media, imagery is often grazed over with an urgency that emphasizes the surface value of the subject matter. Less attention is paid to energy and composition than the photograph’s reportage of what was happening and who was there. Amundson’s images utilize the medium in an entirely different context, one in which light has become the fore-bearer, the object of the gaze, and not an active descriptor of the subject but the subject itself.
Opening April 12th 6-10pm
Artist Talk April 13th 1-3pm
Some friends that moved out to St. Louis began renovating an old bank and converted it into an art space. Their first exhibition opens tonight! You can find more information at their website here.
3420 Iowa, Saint Louis, Missouri 63118
Resident Artist Stephanie Bloss has been hard at work on new paintings and prints for her upcoming solo exhibition scheduled for Fall 2013. In the meantime, you can see her work on display at The Bulldog in the Crossroads, as well as a spot in the upcoming Lovely Skateboard Art Exhibition at Union Press, opening Saturday, May 11th. You can also check out various music reviews written by Stephanie on TheDeliKC music blog. Stephanie was also recently featured on an episode of KCLive! for their art segment, where she talks about The Roost and creates work for a local charity. You can check out the video here.