Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Join Charlotte Street Foundation on Thursday, June 6th – 4pm – 6:30pm for a free public program associated with the Melt exhibition currently showing in la Esquina Gallery (1000 W 25th Street, KCMO)!
A week after the opening of Melt in la Esquina, bring a friend and check out the show while enjoying a hands-on experience with 2007 Balquier!
Using found materials, participants will learn cyanotypes with artist 2007 Balquier. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan blue image when paper, which is made light sensitive is exposed to ultraviolet light. Images can be taken with a camera or made by placing objects directly on the cyanotype paper.
During the workshop, we will discuss the basics of DIY cyanotype printing and what it means to locate ourselves in and document our surrounding environment in this way.
2007 Balquier is an artist specializing in performance, video, and installation. They received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2018, where they studied Converging Media and Digital Filmmaking. They recently attended the Art and Rural Environments Field School led by Richard Saxton and Mary Welcome. Their recent work engages with the complex relationship between identity and landscape, often utilizing site-specific video projections, atmospheric soundscapes, and poetic live performances.