Thursday, April 3rd to Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Charlotte Street is pleased to present Perma-F(r)ail: Personae Documents, an original group exhibition curated by Charlotte Street Studio Resident Jessica Borusky, as part of the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series. Perma-F(r)ail: Personae Documents brings together work by artists from around the country, including Kansas City, who use video, writing, performance, photography, and changing installation strategies to explore personae in new, provocative, and ultimately, ephemeral ways.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6-9pm

Gallery Talk: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12-2pm

Exhibition Runs: April 3-May 17th 2014

Location: Paragraph Gallery / 23 East 12th Street KCMO 64105

Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6pm


Details: Borusky writes: “Persona within art can be understood as a lens by which to view or understand art making; meaning, what is the physical body behind the work produced and shown, and how is that generating particular affect(s) for the viewer? Or, it can be seen as an artistic endeavor in and of itself; meaning, how does one observe and understand performativity of self, the flux, and presentation of identity-making, within real-time, and then extrapolate that experience for viewers outside of the originally designated site of construction?”

For more details on the exhibition and participating artists, see the full Press Release.

Image from left: Bradley Tsalyuk in collaboration with Maia Dolphin-Krute, Skulls: Office Work, 2012 (video Stills); Bug Davidson, Missing, 2014; Nabeela Vega, Visiting Thahab, ongoing performance series.

For photos of the event, check out our flickr.

Event Details

April 3rd to May 17th, 2014


Paragraph Gallery (23 E 12th St. Kansas City, MO)

Gallery Talk
April 5th, 2014 12-2 PM

Jessica Borusky is an artist in residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO, and a 2013 MFA graduate from Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her artistic practice concerns intersections between language, history, and lived experience. She has shown throughout the US and in Europe, using persona through live and mediated work, and is currently working on a project that considers the auctioneer song in relationship to a queer linguistic rupture.

The Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series is a series of exhibitions, performances, projects, and public programs organized by and highlighting the work of Charlotte Street Studio Residents. From September 2013-December 2014, Charlotte Street’s Paragraph and Project Space galleries, 21-23 East 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, will be dedicated to the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series.

The intent of the series is to amplify the impact of the residency program by providing resident artists with opportunities to produce and publicly present ambitious new work and projects at highly visible public venues. Through the series, artists gain valuable hands-on experience with curating, marketing, installing and coordinating all aspects of producing exhibitions, performances, and events, while also pushing their work in new ways, undertaking new collaborations, and gaining increased exposure.

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