KCAI Crossroads Gallery Presents Katy Stone Exhibition (once upon a time)
September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Katy Stone, a contemporary American artist who draws her inspiration from nature, phenomena and memory, will present her first Kansas City solo exhibition (once upon a time) September 6 through October 5 at KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice at 1819 Grand Blvd. Stone’s exhibition will feature a site-specific installation in conversation with a skylight, a temporal window installation and small gallery of related works. Emily Zimmerman, Director and Curator, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington is the contributing essayist for the exhibition.
An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 6 from 6-8 p.m. and a Gallery Talk will take place on September 7 at noon. Stone will be the artist-in-residence and will engage with KCAI students and faculty throughout her residency.
Spreading across the wall, spilling onto the floor, or cascading from architectural supports, Katy Stone’s artworks are like Rorschach tests of natural phenomena. She paints on a variety of materials and layers the elements into sculptural assemblages and installations that blur the boundaries between drawing, painting, and sculpture and act as both kaleidoscope and microscope.
Stone has exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Vienna, and museums including The McNay and the Boise Art Museum and alternative spaces including Suyama Space in Seattle. Her commissioned public artworks include projects for the GSA’s Art in Architecture Program, Washington State Arts Commission, The City of Seattle, Cleveland Clinic, Michigan State University, and corporate clients including ConocoPhillips and Microsoft. For more information on her work, visit katystone.net.