On Friday, March 25th, 2022, 6-9 PM, Kiosk will host an opening reception for the third Guest Curator Session of our community-based mail art project, Beyond 2020 Vision. For this round of selections, Rebeka Pech Moguel and Carlos Ortiz-Gallo of La Onda will share their points of view on the project.
Over the course of 2020, we set aside a space for the artists in our community and around the country to respond to the unprecedented circumstances and dream for the future. We began the open call with a prompt:
In 2020, the ever-present injustices of our world were revealed in powerful and compelling ways. How can you create lasting change? How has your imagination been activated to new possibilities? What do you want to remember about this moment in history? What does the view look like from your window?
We installed works on our walls as they arrived in the mail, and invited guest curators to make selections of work from the submissions. In spring of 2021, marcus scott williams and A. Andresia curated groups of works, and made their own creative responses to what they saw. Now, our third Guest Curator Session features selections by Rebeka Pech Moguel and Carlos Ortiz-Gallo of La Onda.
The artworks selected present many examples of how change is constant and inevitable for all people, animals, buildings, memories and all other man-made and natural things. The artists for this show are linked in a symbiotic way, as their work and vision mutually benefit each other within the physical space they will share and inhabit. Further, the artwork is a means to remember that nothing remains forever and that all change happens in the present, not the past or future. Some things change quickly while others may take a lifetime or more.
Carlos Ortiz-Gallo and Rebeka Pech Moguel
About the Guest Curators:
Rebeka Pech Moguel is a Latina visual artist based in Kansas City. She works predominantly in photography and installation with an emphasis in studying home and cultural history. She has a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute, was a resident at SÍM: The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists in Reykjavik, Iceland, and a 2-year resident at Charlotte Street Foundation. Her work has been shown in exhibitions at La Esquina, H&R Block Artspace, PLUG Projects, and was featured on the Missouri Bank Crossroads Artboards. Most recently her work has been a part of La Onda, a traveling exhibition.
Carlos Ortiz-Gallo was born in Lima, Peru and eventually migrated to Miami, Fl. Currently based in Kansas City, Ortiz-Gallo works with a diverse array of mediums to create large hybrid installations. Ortiz-Gallo has participated in several solo and group shows and has exhibited work at galleries in Missouri, Illinois, Florida, and Texas. Ortiz-Gallo obtained his B.F.A in Printmaking and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. He was a resident at Charlotte Street Foundation and a fellow at Anderson Ranch in 2017, a resident at ACRE projects and most recently he was a resident at Art Letter & Numbers in Averill Park, NY.
La Onda represents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in Kansas City and includes a wide variety of experiences that shape the current collective identity. This rotating exhibition draws entirely from Kansas City artists who identify as Latin o/a/X. It explores the broad experiences that have shaped each artist, their perspectives, and their work.
Friday, March 25th, 6-9 pm
Saturdays 12-4 pm, and by appointment