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Anderson Composite Structures Opening WEB Hybrid Structures

Composite Structures brings together artists who combine architectonics drawn from a range of art and architectural sources to create singular works of art. The exhibition comprises two subtitled parts: Mending Fences, curated by Charlotte Street Curator-In-Residence Jamilee Polson Lacy, which showcases Midwestern artists who apply multiple layers and manipulations—some conceptual, some formal—to the ideas of Modernist architects which feature prominently within the Midwestern urban landscape; and Low Accumulations, curated by Lee Foley, which includes Los Angeles-based artists who use assemblage and design to reflect a post-structural viewpoint and an urban sensibility unique to Southern California. Composite Structures additionally features Open Plan, a custom-designed a library and workspace offering another platform for exploring interchanges between art and architecture across localities and communities.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS, taking place at La Esquina as part of the COMPOSITE STRUCTURES exhibition:

Workshop Date/Time: Saturday, February 23, 2-4pm
Workshop Leaders: Elvis Achelpohl, Leandra Burnett, and Sarah Murphy

To Scale: Investigating Model Making is a workshop for which la Esquina will become a laboratory for seeing, learning about and building scale models. Under the direction of Composite Structures’ artists/architects/designers Elvis Achelpohl, Leandra Burnett and Sarah Murphy, participants will explore space and materials to create complex three-dimensional ideas at a simple scale. As a result, participants will gain skills and experience for developing and communicating future projects, such as artwork models and exhibition layouts or floor plans. Materials will be provided. Due to limited space and materials, this program can accommodate a maximum of 20 participants. To secure your seat for this free workshop, please RSVP required to [email protected]

Panel Discussion Date/Time: Thursday, February 28, 7 -9pm
Moderator: David Dowell
Participants: Elvis Achelpohl, Anthony Baab, Leandra Burnett, Jill Downen, Sarah Murphy and James Woodfill

A program in conjunction with Composite Structures, Making with Architecture is a panel discussion that brings together artists and architects to share their experiences, ideas and overlapping practices when making art with architectural concepts and methods. This conversation connects and responds to current Kansas City projects– Composite Structures at la Esquina, A Strenuous Nonbeing at Grand Arts,Three Dimensional Sketchbook at PLUG Projects and James Woodfill’s ongoing public art/architecture collaborations with el dorado, inc. — for which artists’ and architects’ roles have collided, even collapsed. Panel moderator David Dowell, architect and principle of el dorado, inc., will lead this conversation with participants Elvis Achelpohl, Leandra Burnett and Sarah Murphy (Composite Structures), Anthony Baab (A Strenuous Nonbeing), Jill Downen (Three Dimensional Sketchbook) and James Woodfill. FREE and open to the public. Learn more about all the program participants.

Location: la Esquina / 1000 W 25th St. KCMO 64108
Exhibition Runs: January 18 – March 2, 2013
Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11am-6pm
Exhibition Website:
Event details: visit; all events are FREE and open to the public

Featuring artists from the Midwest and Los Angeles:
Kansas City – Elvis Achelpohl, Leandra Burnett, and Sarah Murphy; Barry Anderson; and Jaclyn Senne
Chicago – Jeff Carter and Susan Giles
Cincinnati – Chris Vorhees
Detroit – Scott Hocking
Los Angeles – Eduardo Consuegra, Sonja Gerdes, Marina Pinsky, and J Patrick Walsh III

Find out more in the Composite Structures Exhibition Press Release.

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