In Press Release

Avantika Bawa, #FFFFFF, 2020

Kansas City, MO, April 13, 2023: Charlotte Street is pleased to present the exhibition SITE Seeing, opening Friday May 12, 2023, from 6-9 PM in the Charlotte Street Gallery at 3333 Wyoming, KCMO.  SITE Seeing is a multidisciplinary exhibition connecting artists from Kansas City, Chicago, Portland, New York, and Los Angeles who are working at the intersections of architecture, site-specificity, abstraction, and perception. The ten artists and architects bridge geographies, philosophies, and material conditions to expand the meanings of space and address how identity and content is formed through this research. The exhibition will remain on view through June 24, 2023.

SITE Seeing is organized by Caleb Taylor and features work by Corey Antis (Kansas City), Avantika Bawa (Portland), Dan Devening (Chicago), Marcie Miller Gross (Kansas City), Mie Kongo (Chicago), Cybele Lyle (Los Angeles), Armin Mühsam (Kansas City), Erin O’Keefe (New York), Christopher Spaw (Alma, KS), and Caleb Taylor (Kansas City).

Cybele Lyle, Some of All Parts, 2022

The selected artists use modularity to construct new forms and invigorate spaces with an awareness to the architecture. Windows, doors, stacked geometry, floor plans, and scaffolding become instruments to explore positions between function, form and symbol; as entries into larger contexts depending on the vantage point. The group includes practicing architects and studio artists to examine how their experiences influence the sensibilities compared and contrasted in this exhibition – as singular works and commissioned installations that co-exist and overlap.

The exhibition layout listens to the defining characteristics of the room – intersecting planes and edges, sight lines, passages, and proportions – to understand the correlation of space and image. In the gallery and across the facade of Charlotte Street, viewers encounter structural, queer, architectural, emotional, and interactive understandings of site – at times the scale of a book page and others monumental. The overall installation broadens dialogues beyond the practice and appropriation of architectural aesthetics, arriving at outcomes with conceptual cross-over. The presentation is both structurally unified and unfolding, underlining the idea that all manners of art-making are an act of construction.

Read the full curatorial statement on our website



Fri, May 12, 2023

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

Charlotte Street Gallery



Sat, May 20, 2023 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

Charlotte Street Gallery


Participants:  Corey Antis, Marcie Miller Gross, Christopher Spaw, Vladimir Kristic, Armin Mühsam

Moderator: Caleb Taylor

The concept of ‘place’ is central to many of the artists presented in SITE Seeing. Please join artists, architects, and urban planners from Kansas City to discuss the concept of ‘place’ in their practices, and learn about how they have incorporated these ideas into works in the exhibition and their ongoing practices.


Sat, June 10, 2023

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

Kemper Library at the Charlotte Street Campus


Numerous artists featured in SITE Seeing think about the model; as methods for building subject matter and planning installations. Growing out of sculptural methods he uses in his practice; Caleb Taylor will lead a workshop in modular paper folding with an emphasis on two and three-dimensional pattern-making.  Following a discussion on the roles of model-making in the exhibition, participants will work together to create a site-specific intervention in the Kemper Library at Charlotte Street.   


Charlotte Street centers Kansas City’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers—acting as the primary incubator, provocateur, and connector for the region’s contemporary arts community, and its leading advocate on the national stage. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has distributed over $2 million in awards and grants to artists and their innovative projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit

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