2012 Kansas City Flatfile

June 2 - September 29

Overview

Installation view of salon wall, curated by Kris Ercums
John Ferry, "Artspace #1," 2012
Installation view of salon wall, curated by Jan Schall
 
This interactive, invitational biennial exhibition featured two-dimensional and time-based artwork by over 150 Kansas City visual artists. Engaging in a unique and intimate viewing experience, visitors were invited to browse through artist portfolios and select video works from the "Videofile."
 
The flatfile biennial has become a much-anticipated venue for the discovery and collection of work by artists both new and familiar.
 
During the course of the exhibition, Artspace staff and guest curators were invited to select artwork from the flatfile for inclusion in changing salon-wall installations. The flatfile guest curators included: Kate Hackman, Julia Kert, Kelsey Karper, Megan Young, Lee Piechocki, PLUG PROJECTS (Amy Kligman, Nicole Mauser, Cory Imig, Misha Kligman, and Caleb Taylor), Jonah Criswell, Matt Jacobs, Ayla Rexroth, Molly Kaderka, Kris Ercums, Catherine L. Futter, Stephen H. Goddard, Jan Schall, Gilbert Vicario, April M. Watson, Ricky Allman, Corey Antis, Brad Bloom, Tim Butt, Rebecca Dubay, Cristina Albu, Laura Berman, Jessie Fisher, and Davin Watne.
 
The participating artists included: Beverly Ahern, Nancy Alemifa, Alexandra Allen-Cannon, Jorge Garcia Almodovar, Corey Antis, Marci Aylward, Anthony Baab, Miki Baird, Cecilia Bakker, Lynn Benson, Laura Berman, Robert Bingaman, A. Bitterman, Jennifer Boe, Audra Brandt, Derrick Breidenthal, Tim Brown, Colleen Burner, Leandra Burnett, Joe Bussell, Maria Calderon, Jay Canty, John Davis Carroll, Ruben Castillo, Todd Christiansen, Kelly John Clark, Mark Cowardin, Maria Creyts, Jonah Criswell, Jeffrey Crowe, Max Crutcher, Christopher Daharsh, Scott Dickson, Deanna Dikeman, Eric Dobbins, Aaron Dougherty, Marie Dougherty, Teresa Dougherty, Michelle Dreher, David Elrod, Barrett Emke, Eve Englezos, Andrew Erdrich, Jose Faus, John Ferry, Abbe Findley, Luke Firle, Ariadne Fish, David Ford, Nate Fors, Amy Fredman, Anne Gagel, Justin Gainen, Megan Gallant, Tyler Galloway, Madeline Gallucci, Amanda Gehin, Archie Scott Gobber, Steven L. Gorman, Tyson Gough, Elijah Gowin, Peter Granados, Rachel Gregor, Joey Grimm, Marcie Miller Gross, Harper Hair, Frank P. Hamilton, John Hans, Erika Lynne Hanson, Diane Henk, Peregrine Honig, Cory Imig, Matt Jacobs, Alexandra Janezic, Molly Elizabeth Kaderka, Calder Grace Kamin, Mitchell Kirkwood, Amy Kligman, Misha Kligman, Michael Krueger, Dean Kube, Krystal Kuhn, Cara LaFebvre, Heather Lamanno, Marty Maxwell Lane, Merlyn Lazorow, Saskia Bakker Lehnert, Judith G. Levy, Anne Lindberg, Skye Livingston, Adam J. Long, Daniel Lough, Susi Lulaki, Erica Mahinay, Julie Malen, Megan Mantia, Kathy Marchant, Adolfo Gustavo Martinez, Erin Martinez, Andy Maugh, Nicole Mauser, The Print Factory, Karen McCoy, Kathryn McRoberts, Art McSweeney, Jarrett Mellenbruch, Carmen Moreno, Dylan Mortimer, Json Myers, Charlie Mylie, Johnny Naugahyde, Nicholas Naughton, Trish Nixon, Garry Noland, Naomi O'Donnell, Shawn Old, Ahram Park, Anne Austin Pearce, Zoe Pedziwiatr, Lee Piechocki, Kelsey Pike, Jason Pollen, Max Pond, Jane Pronko, S. Clifford Proski, Robert J. Quackenbush,  Jr., James Ramirez, David Rhoads, Clinton Ricketts, Rebecca Riden, Alexandra Robinson, Luke Rocha, Sophia Roessler, Sonie Ruffin, Emily Sall, Ruth Scherrer, Emil Schutzell, Jaclyn Senne, Jacob Sharp, Mike Sinclair, DeAnna Skedel, Clayton Skidmore, Debra M. Smith, Kent Michael Smith, Liz Smith, Paul Anthony Smith,  Jr.Stuart Smith, Mark Southerland, Mark Stevenson, Bridget Stewart, Aaron Storck, Gary Sutton, Caleb Taylor, Larry Thomas, Cheryl Toh, Henrich Toh, Kati Toivanen, Bernadette Esperanza Torres, Fred Trease, Gerry Trilling, Sandra Van Tuyl, Sarah Vandersall, Jane Voorhees, Davin Watne, Susan White, Lacey Wozny, and Megan Wyeth.

Checklist

 

Salon Wall Exhibitions Curators:

 
June 1 - June 15, 2012
 
Artspace Staff:
Raechell Smith, Director & Curator
Michael Schonhoff, Assistant Curator, Community Outreach & Exhibition Management  
Beverly Ahern, Office Manager
Molly Kaderka, 2012 -2013 Block Intern
 
 
June 15  – June 29, 2012
 
Kate Hackman, Co-Director, Charlotte Street Foundation
Julia Kert, Executive Director, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
Kelsey  Karper, Associate Director, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition 
Megan Young, PhD candidate, School of Art History, University of Kansas
Lee Piechocki, Artist & Administrative Assistant, KCAI
 
 
June 29 -  July 16, 2012
 
PLUG PROJECTS:
Amy Kligman
Nicole Mauser
Cory Imig
Misha Kligman
Caleb Taylor
 
 
July 18  – August 15, 2012
 
Jonah Criswell, Artist & Lecturer, KCAI
Matt Jacobs, Artist
Molly Kaderka, Artist
Ayla Rexroth, Artist, Designer, Educator, & Director of Subterranean Gallery
 
August 16- September 14, 2012
 
Kris Ercums, Curator, Global Contemporary & Asian Art, Spencer Museum of Art, KU
Catherine L. Futter, Helen Jane and Hugh “Pat” Uhlmann Curator of Decorative Arts, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art
Stephen H. Goddard, Professor and Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, Spencer Museum of Art, KU
Jan Schall, Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art
Gilbert Vicario, Senior Curator & Division Head for Curatorial Affairs, Des Moines Art Center
April M. Watson, Associate Curator, Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art
 
 
 
September 14  - 29, 2012
 
Ricky Allman, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, UMKC
Corey Antis, Associate Professor, Painting, KCAI
Brad Bloom,  Vice President of World Sales, Pollack Textiles
Tim Butt, Owner, Black Bamboo
Rebecca Dubay, Assistant Professor of Art History, KCAI
 
 
August 29  – September 14, 2012
 
Beverly Ahern, Artist
Cristina Albu,  Assistant Professor of Art History, UMKC
Laura Berman, Associate Professor of Printmaking, KCAI
Jessie Fisher, Associate Professor, Painting, KCAI
Davin Watne, Lecturer, UMKC

 

Salon Walls Checklist PDF

 

Events

June 1 Fri
September 8 Sat
September 29 Sat

Press

Press Release

"2012 Kansas City Flatfile" opens June 1
KCAI Website |
Mon, 2012-05-21

The “Kansas City Flatfile” provides visitors with a unique and intimate art viewing experience, while introducing audiences to new work by emerging and established Kansas City artists.

Selected Press

The Flatfile Files
The Pitch |
Thu, 2012-09-13

Five artists to look for as you leaf through the latest Artspace sprawl.