My new curatorial project titled On Guard, features multidisciplinary artists whose works aim to create a powerful critical discourse deconstructing gender and the audience’s role within our contemporary society. These highly charged works examine notions of masculinity and femininity, power and oppression, strength and vulnerability, safety and violence, all through traditional and non-traditional depictions of boxing related imagery. This curatorial project explores the sport’s poetic contradictions as well as boxing’s comparable nature to life- of keeping us on our feet and on guard at all times. Included artists: Katya Bankowsky, Zoe Buckman,  Meghan Euker, Rupi Kaur, Cheryl Pope,  Marcela E. Torres. 

 

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

 

 

Pop Up Event featuring Kim Curtis at Concord FiftyFive

October 24, 2017

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Celebrating the work of Kim Curtis Opening Reception with the artist will be held Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 from 6.00 - 8.00 pm at: 

Concord FiftyFive

1355 W. Concord Place

Chicago, IL 60642

Kasia Kay Art Projects + Concord FiftyFive are thrilled to showcase the artwork of Kim Curtis. This Pop-Up exhibition displays multi-media paintings which will be on sale and on display October 24th-27th.

 

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Kim Curtis / Reconfigured: Seven / Oil, Pantone paper, tape and pins on three wooden panels and three insulation panels / 64.5" x 48.5" / 2017

 

September 8th River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk

September 8, 2017

On Friday September 8th, the Chicago River North Design District will be having a Fall Gallery Walk to welcome the autumnal season. Lightology will host a kickoff party beginning at 5 pm at 215 W. Chicago Avenue.

Kasia Kay Art Projects will be representing featured artist Rubem Robierb at this event, whose work will be on view from September 8th-30th at Lightology. He utilizes multi-media processes to explore the fragility of life by contrasting the innocent beauty of butterflies and flowers, or expressions of love, with symbols of violence - bullets and grenades This contrast serves as a metaphor and invites criticism of war and destruction. Robierb's work has shown internationally in numerous solo and group gallery exhibitions, as well as at various international art fairs.

Admission to the event is $25 and proceeds will benefit the River North Design District. Tickets can be purchased at: https://goo.gl/XVzCHd. A trolley will run from 5:45 to 8:45 pm from Lightology to Glenview Haus and Christopher Guy at Chicago Luxury Furniture Centre.

Join us to kickoff the season, and to celebrate Robierb!

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Power Flower series, 36 x 36 in, hand painting/Silkscreen, 2016

 

Pop-Up Show at Three50West and Fredman Design Group - June 1st!

June 1, 2016

You are cordially invited to a Pop-Up Show Summer Art Series at Three50West / Fredman Design Group.

1131 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

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Please RSVP to rsvp@fredmandesigngroup.com

Reception with artist present: Wednesday, June 1st from 4-7pm

 

Pop-Up Exhibition of New Paintings by Rim Lee

April 1, 2016

Kasia Kay Art Projects and élu cordially invite you to a pop-up exhibition  of new paintings by Rim Lee at élu, on view through April 23th.

Location: élu, 1211 W Webster Ave

Chicago, IL 60614

 

 

July 2012 - ArtHamptons 2012 - Kevin Berlin Performance

Above: Kevin Berlin, "Tiger Training for Beginners", performance image, July 2012.

Click here for Berlin's ArtHamptons article.

June 2012 - Guerilla Truck Show 2012 - Art Project Images

(Above: view of kasia kay art projects gallery truck)

(Above: view of Hebru Brantley's "mural canvas" installed on Kasia Kay's truck; Amira (visitor) in front of it)

Guerrilla Truck Show 2012

Corner of Fulton Market & Aberdeen Streets

West Loop, Chicago IL 60607

Tuesday, June 12th, 5:30-9:30pm

Please join Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery atthe 8th Annual Guerrilla Truck Show that is happening on Tuesday - June 12, 2012 from 5:30-9:30pm.

Our 17ft U-Haul truck wrapped in Hebru Brantley’s ‘mural on canvas’ will become a temporary ‘mobile art gallery’ for this one night only!  Fans of graffiti and street art will love this site-specific exhibition curated by Kasia Kay that will feature artworks by Katherine Desjardins, Ben Young and live painting by Hebru Brantley. The featured artists endeavor to depict the underside of urban experience and their protagonists are triumphantly defiant with raw emotion.  

In addition, we will present ‘Immediate raw construction creations’ by Tricia Thomas /TSR Design.

Come by and enjoy fine art, fresh design, and some popcorn + beer. For more information, please go to www.theguerrillatruckshow.com

For more information about the Kasia Kay Gallery’s exhibition artists, or available work, please contact the gallery directly at info@kasiakaygallery.com or call 312-944-0408.

The Guerrilla Truck Show coincides with NeoCon - North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors and architecture. It takes place at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, June 11th -13th. http://www.neocon.com

guer.ril.la (ger ril’e) - a member of a small independent group of product, furniture designers & artisans that band together to provide an innovative venue to vent their ideas and creativity.

April 2012

Katherine Desjardins:  Solo Project: A Provisional Proposition

A site-specific drawing/performance at the intersection of art, meat, and commerce.

Click here for PR.

 All images: Katherine Desjardins, Gallery View of Performance, kasia kay art projects gallery, 2012.

 Scope Miami 2011

(image via Miami Herald: Kevin Berlin, MISS FOREIGN EXCHANGE INTERNATIONAL, performance, 2011)

Kevin Berlin's performance:MISS FOREIGN EXCHANGE INTERNATIONAL. Tuesday November 29, 7pm sharp!  Kasia Kay Gallery, Booth A37. Media Contact: Christina Daigneault - Orchard Strategies, P. 917-207-4686.

MISS FOREIGN EXCHANGE INTERNATIONAL is an art performance created by artist Kevin Berlin, in the format of an International Beauty Pageant. It focuses on "good old fashion values, fiscal responsibility and financial education" and aims to improve worldwide knowledge and understanding of the global financial markets. Previous Berlin's performances:  www.missforeignexchange.com, www.missforeignexchange.co.uk

scope Miami Contemporary Art Fair

November 29 - December 4, 2011

Scope Pavilion, Wynwood Arts District

NE 1st Ave (Midtown Blvd) at NE 30th St, Miami

Art Chicago 2011

Kevin Berlin's "Secret Life of Ballerinas" performance:

April 28, 2006

As an off-site part of Sandra Bermudez's solo-exhibition at kasia kay art projects gallery, her satellite installations of silver Mylar balloons shaped in the forms of letters appeared at various venues around Chicago on April 28 and 29, including the gallery's front installation , Lightology, 215 W. Chicago , and NOVA Art Fair 2006 (City Suites Hotel, 933 W. Belmont).

Sandra Bermudez: BE MINE II installation at kkap gallery, Chicago,

April 28-29, 2006

Sandra Bermudez: BE MINE II installation at Lightology, Chicago,

April 28-29, 2006

Sandra Bermudez: BE MINE II installation at NOVA Art Fair, Chicago,

April 28-29, 2006

December 2005

Kasia Kay Art Projects is proud to present "All That You Can See II," a public video installation by SANDRA BERMUDEZ. Art Loves Design and The Miami Design District invite you to the official Art Basel Party - a series of over 40 fantastic exhibitions featuring world-renowned artists. "All That You Can See II" is a two channel video installation, projected onto opposite walls of the site-specific location. The viewer witnesses two people getting ready to go out: a male and a female character played by the artist herself. While these characters interact in this coy affair, the viewer, walking between the projections, becomes another person in this dialogue concerning the nature and universality of human attraction

In her work, Sandra Bermudez has been creating playful and seductive works that reference pornography as well as contemporary body art. She has explored conventions associated with love and sex, and has delved in gender issues with a focus on identity, representation and construction of the female sex. In her newer work Bermudez introduces an emotional paradox, examines our desires and focuses on human psyche. In "All That You Can See II" she explores the nature and universality of human attraction and through the exposure of an intimate aesthetic into a public sphere, Bermudez formulates a dialogue concerning private versus public aspects of our encounters. In the "All That You Can See" two engaged in their rendezvous characters gaze and smile without words or physical interaction exchanged. The beauty of innocent interactions can only be jeopardized by a passer by, who is after all left only with their own personal experience and fantasies of the video characters’ future encounter.

Similar to the original "All That you Can See" video, the image crops elicit ambiguity at first, but next redirect viewer's attention to intricate expressions of the two characters. The onlooker is forced to imagine a scenario where the interactions and expressions could occur naturally. In order for this to happen, an aspect of the imagined scenario requires personal experience. With the publicly installed “All That You Can See II,” an intimate aesthetic is brought forth into a public sphere. Although flirtatious events are often witnessed by chance, they can be left unnoticed. Through enlarged public projections, the video evokes audience's excitement from exposed details regarding intimacy, attraction, exchanged interactions, and brings our awareness to human attraction. These common themes weave through all of Bermudez work and especially relate to her detailed analysis in personal relationships.