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.
Celebrating the work of Kim Curtis
Opening Reception with the artist will be held Tuesday, October 24th from 6.00 - 8.00 pm at:
1355 W. Concord Place
Chicago, IL 60642
The event is free and open to the public. Parking during event hours near the venue is free. Light refreshments will be served. The hours for viewing the exhibition during the week are as follows: Tuesday 6-8 pm, Wednesday 12-6 pm, Thursday-Friday 12-8 pm. Artist will be present for an Artist’s Talk on Tuesday October 24th at 7 pm.
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!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Kasia Kay.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Kasia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started as an art gallery in 2006, and were located in the West Loop / Fulton Market for 10 years. In addition to a very intense gallery exhibition program, KKAP anticipated in many international art fairs in NY, Miami and Chicago. Currently I’m a private dealer and curator, and produce pop-up shows for selected artists that I still represent, usually in collaborations with other related to art and design businesses.
Has it been a smooth road?
Ah, of course year 2008! Otherwise KKAP was a successful gallery during 10 years of its business. My program as Projects is less demanding but still successful.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Kasia Kay Art Projects – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I’ve always been a solo owner, artistic director and curator of Kasia Kay Art Projects. I started as a pop-up gallery, when no galleries were doing it yet (perhaps very few did). Now I’m producing popup shows again… And, I also used to create with my artists site-specific street installations, while it also was a rarity for galleries programs, at least not as much as nowadays. One year we were in an official Art Basel Miami Beach special events art program.
I’ve been promoting younger, less or mid-career artist. I worked with several artists who became very established but left me because more established galleries who took them on, demanded exclusivity from those artists. It’s that ugly part of the art business… But at least I could give myself a credit for having a good eye…
I loved, and still do, researching and finding new exciting artists, their intelligent, innovative and unique works of art. I did promote, and still do, new media arts, which 12 years ago was still a fairly new ‘department’ for fine arts. Three years ago I invited some of those artists to my new venture (part of KKAP), a boutique line called Fine Art Wallpapers, which features wall coverings designed by them, as well as by so far one but an amazing fashion designer. I’ve always been brave about going against the grain…
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I like that it has become, much more than it used to be, a cultural city. One can find a lot of good art here, attend various art events, performances and so on. We have great museums and the city is beautiful. Still, it lacks somewhat that cosmopolitan nature of New York. And, I say no to guns!