In Exhibitions, Performances

Charlotte Street Presents: Full Time: A Laborious Art Exhibition, February 15-20, 2015
Visual and performance exhibition explores the relationship between work and fulfillment

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Opening February 15, 2015 at la Esquina Gallery, Full Time: A Laborious Art Exhibition is a performance and installation that spans a typical 40-hour work week. For eight hours each day, the artists will work to create an edition of 150 concrete blocks and 150 cotton pillows, while keeping a meticulous record of their production. As the objects are completed, they will be installed within the gallery.

Visitors entering the exhibition during the performance will encounter the sounds of the cement mixer and sewing machine, and witness the repetitive movements of the artists working. This simple manual labor is a visual and tactile way of representing the idea of work as a basic component of human life by reducing it to the sum of time, repetition, and material. The ultimate goal of this show becomes the exploration of the humanness of work and the balance between employment and fulfillment.

Exhibition: Full Time: A Laborious Art Exhibition
Dates: Sun Feb 15 – Thurs Feb 19
Location: la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO
Time: 10am-7pm (lunch break 2pm-3pm)
Details: Visit the gallery while the artists work. Witness their process and examine the results of their labor.

Artist Talk + Reception
Fri Feb 20
Location: la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO
Reception: 6pm-9pm
Artist Talk: 7pm-8pm
Featured Artists: Rena Detrixhe and Eli Gold, with guests David Cateforis, Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, and Salina-based artist Priti Cox.
Details: As part of the closing reception for Full Time, there will be an artist talk from 7:00-8:00PM on Friday, February 20th. The artists will discuss together about their performance and the concepts behind their work. As the culminating gesture of this show, the objects will be for sale at a price based on the combined costs of material, gallery overhead, and the artist’s time at minimum wage.

Special thanks to Strasser Hardware and Elements of Green for their charitable contributions to this exhibition. Thanks also to Cotter Mitchell and Jaime David.

For more details on the exhibition + artists see the full Press Release.

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