The Suite (Beyond White Cube)
September 5th - October 4th, 2014
Reception for the artists: Friday, September 5th, 6-8PM.
Reception for Art After Hours: Friday, September 19th, 6-9PM.
Art After Hours is an exclusive invitational event organized by EXPO Chicago and Chicago Gallery News.
Both receptions are open to the public and free events.
Gallery regular hours: Friday - Saturday 11:30AM - 5PM and by appointment.
Chicago, IL - Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery is proud to announce the opening of The Suite, a group exhibition curated by Kasia Kay. The gallery will display a unique collection of art and design objects assured to delight the senses.
Participating artists: Sandra Bermudez, Kim Dorland, Elisa Johns, Dawn Mellor, Rubem Robierb.
Participating designers: Kreatia, Mimi Plange, Nathalie Sevikian, Fine Art Wallpapers.
Farameh Media – The Curated Collection - limited edition publications with unique artworks by selected artists: Penny, Peter Tunney, Zevs.
The philosophy of this curatorial project is to illuminate the relationship between art, design, fashion and functional object. Artists and designers selected for The Suite create compelling and imaginative work in the fields of painting, digital photography, sculpture, functional art and fashion design. They were invited to participate in this opportunity to present their work to an international market of collectors, art enthusiasts and professionals in Chicago.
The Suite combines fine artworks by several world-renowned artists, as well as the elements of apparel and design - fashion designs by MP, a womenswear label based in New York; unique garments by Kreatia, fine jewelry by Parisian designer Natahlie Sevikian; selection of limited edition art books -The Curated Private Label Collection from Farameh Media LLC; and Fine Art Wallpapers wall-coverings. All the art and design objects and furniture make up the décor of the gallery, which becomes a cultural space for socializing, thus questioning the nature of the function of art, and blurring the lines between fine art, functional art, art objects and design.
Fine Art Wallpapers is an exclusive, curated collection of contemporary wallpapers designed by an array of established international artists. Rich with dynamic forms, they combine contemporary fine art with high-end design. Unlike any other custom wall-coverings, FAW acts as the perfect link between the worlds of contemporary art and interior and fashion designs.
The latest addition to the FAW collection includes several designs by Mimi Plange (MP), an eponymous luxury ready to wear fashion brand that has been worn by Michelle Obama, Rihanna, and many more.
May 30, 2014
Kasia Kay Art Projects is pleased to announce that the Gallery’s artist, David A. Parker is appearing in Street Road Artists Space's ‘Arterial Motives’ group exhibition.
Street Road Artists Space: Arterial Motives
May 31 - October 31
Opening Reception: May 31st, 1PM - 5PM
"Street Road Artists Space presents Arterial Motives, an exhibition of artworks from four continents, all of which highlight a fundamental issue of contemporary life in our increasingly car-centric world: automotive traffic." - Learn more from the site http://www.streetroad.org/arterial-motives.html
"Enskyment" features a cast of the artist's head made from seeds. A motion-triggered camera takes photos of birds that stop by for a meal. The goal is to capture the process of the form being taken into the sky.
Where do "we" end, and "the world" begins? We are all carbon-based life forms... the materials of our body have been around for millions of years - they just assembled into the form of this body for a while... later they will take other forms. Since that will happen, why not enjoy the thought that we could be carried into the sky by the birds? In the words of poet Robinson Jeffers:
"What a sublime end of one's body, what an enskyment; what a life after death." [Source: http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/robinson-jeffers/vulture/ ]
- David A. Parker