June Exhibitions + Special Session Residency  @ The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on June Exhibitions + Special Session Residency  @ The Luminary



Save the Date: A Collection of Slow Events opens June 9th 

katherine hubbard


A Collection of Slow Events
June 9th through July 20th
Curated by Alexis Wilkinson

A Collection of Slow Events draws attention to the microscopic movements, subtle vibrations, and permutations in form within artworks across mediums, emphasizing the ways that our perception of things and things themselves change, blur, and recompose with time in order to reorient our assumptions that seeing is knowing.

The artworks included contain a range of rhythms: from the cyclical to thecorporeal, the organic, and the geologic. Through these nearly imperceptible markers of change, the exhibition reconsiders stillness as a highly charged register of movement as opposed to an absence of motion. As such, many of the works can be thought of as a durational performance – often performing even when no one is looking – while others are produced through temporally driven processes. As a whole, the exhibition itself can be understood as a prolonged event that operates within the very registers of moving and seeing offered by the works included, inviting the viewer to observe in motion and engage with different scales of time – from extended encounters to multiple visits – positioning the artwork as a participatory force within an active and reciprocal encounter.

Artists include Chris Cole, Leslie Cuyjet, Simone Forti, Jonah Groeneboer, Katherine Hubbard, and Megan Pahmier, among others.

In the entry gallery, we will open a pop-up art book shop featuring titles from Sternberg Press, Motto Books, Spector Books, MIT Press and more alongside our own titles and other objects.

Image: Katherine Hubbard, installation view of Bring your own lights at TheKitchen. Photo by Jason Mandella. Image courtesy of The Kitchen.

Special Session Residency

Kahlil Robert Irving, “Soul Sitters (Still Standing), Glazed Stoneware, woven photographic rug, 2017.

We are honored to announce a special residency session for eight St. Louis based black artists in 2017. Over the next six months, The Luminary will support the group individually and collectively through studio space, visits with critics and curators, participation in exhibitions, consultation, documentation, archiving, writing and more in response to theshifting needs and concerns of the participants. The session is an experiment in direct care and communal collaboration, asking how we as an institution can share not only our resources, but our power to better serve black artists in particular in this critical moment for our city and nation’s history, as well as be interrogated ourselves to learn together towards new institutional forms.

Inaugural participants in the program are Lyndon Barrois Jr., Addoley Dzegede, Jen Everett, Kahlil Irving, Dani and Kevin McCoy (WORK/PLAY), De Nichols, and Kat Reynolds.

Support the session by becoming a residency sponsor or making a tax-deductible donation to The Luminary. All funds will be used to directly support the resident’s space, direct costs and stipends for programs.


About The Luminary
The Luminary is a 501(c)(3) incubator for new ideas in the arts, founded in 2007 as a forum for artistic research, production and presentation, conceived in response to both our immediate and international community, alongside our audiences, and in dialogue with artists.

The Luminary is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Regional Arts Commission, Missouri Arts Council – a state agency, the Sustainable Arts Foundation and our members.



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