June 30 – August 11, 2018
Charlotte Street Foundation is showcasing its Studio Residency Program at Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO from June 30th through August 11th. The exhibition will feature work from three current artists participating in the residency program, Ruben Castillo, Glyneisha Johnson, and Rebeka Pech Moguel. An artist panel discussion will take place on the opening day, June 30th, at 11AM. This will be a great opportunity for people outside of the metro KC region to gain exposure and learn more about CSF Studio Residency Program. The exhibition is sponsored by Freeman Women’s Physician Group.
Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program launched with the mission to engage outstanding, emerging curators from around the country with the Kansas City region and its artists. This exhibit pushes Spiva’s traditional regional boundary and features three current resident artists of CSF: Ruben Castillo, Glyneisha Johnson, and Rebeka Pech Moguel. Spiva hopes their own local artists will learn about and be inspired by the possibilities of an artist residency, with Charlotte Street Foundation or elsewhere.
Glyneisha Johnson is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute’s Painting department. She has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions in Kansas City, including Undergrads Underground at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. Through collage, painting, and drawing, Glyneisha Johnson’s work echoes nodes of black culture and her experience of being raised in the South. The work also acknowledges the importance of Black domestic spaces within a society that often overlooks these spaces and the people who inhabit them. She uses the language of collage as a metaphor to describe the dislocated, collaged nature of Black history due to colonialism.
Ruben Bryan Castillo is a visual artist born in Dallas, TX and currently lives and works in Kansas City, MO. He received his B.F.A. in Printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 and his M.F.A. in Visual Art from the University of Kansas in 2017. His work addresses themes of intimacy, queerness, place, and the body through autobiographical narratives using drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, and video.
Rebeka Peck Moguel is a Kansas City based visual artist. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a B.F.A. in Photography and Art History in 2017. Her work bases itself on a photographic practice but uses different mediums to create a multi-dimensional experience. Her work deals with culture identity and is specific to her experience growing up in a Mexican household in Midwest America. Through her work, she invokes the spaces of culture that we all have a close familiarity to.