10' HOS SHOUGH IS A THREE PERSON SHOW FEATURING ART BY TORIN ANDERSEN (WATERCOLORS), IAN STEWART (MIXED MEDIA), AND KODY RAMSEY (MIXED MEDIA/ACRYLIC). FOOD WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FROM TANYA'S SOUP KITCEN CHEF KELLY RAE LEFFEL. IN ANTICIPATION OF THE SHOW WE CAUGHT UP WITH EACH ARTIST TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND COLLABORATION.
WHAT: 10' HOS SHOUGH
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD, 1PM-8PM
WHERE: THE TRACKHOUSE (722 E. BLAKE)
Torin, what inspired this backyard art show? Why choose this space and time over a "traditional" gallery setting?
People have described my adventuremobile series as eco-conscious living spaces. In the middle of developing a new body of work I thought that a great way to share these pieces would be at home. Speaking of eco-friendly, why not show on earth day weekend. Well then the thought continued, why not show outside? Posed with that question my wife, Georgia and I decided to do some landscaping in the backyard. Throw in some long time friends in the mix and you've got a perfect recipe for a great weekend showing art. Galleries are a great way to show art and I've always appreciated the opportunity when I've been fortunate enough to show in a gallery space but why not try something different? It's nothing prestigious to show in ones backyard, not something to put on your resume but coming from a DIY background in music, this seemed like a natural progression to take my visual art. Ian and Kody are from the same background so why not have them over and make a day of it. When was the last time you saw sunlit art under fresh air?
Because an outdoor show may imply some rough edges, we decided to get the classiest catering we could for balance. Head chef at TSK, Kelly Rae Leffel will be providing food and the menu looks stunning!
Ian, originally meeting through the Wichita music scene, the three of you have known each other for a long time. How does sharing an art show differ from sharing a stage?
I see a a very thin or blurred line between this and music. Or at least I come at it from a similar mindset. Hanging the show last night and mapping things out for Saturday resembled a band practice in a lot of ways but more importantly I think the DIY aesthetic of the music scene translates seamlessly with putting on an art show. In both instances I'm humbled by the opportunity to do so.
Kody, this is one of the first shows you've been a part of, what has the experience of producing so many pieces for a single exhibition taught you?
We put this show together in less than a month, and my goal was to produce 20 pieces. I ended up with 13 show specific pieces, and 1 from last year. If I wasn't at work, most of my free time was spent in my garage rushing to get it all done. I'm always working on some sort of project, and I'll keep doing that because you never know what opportunity is going to pop up next.