Spray Booth Gallery
Spray Booth Gallery | SBG
Address: 130 West Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (219) 313-1353
Open Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-6:00pm; Saturday 12-4:00pm
How is the project operated?
How long has it been in existence?
Since February 2011.
What was your motivation?
Pushing the space into territory it hasn’t been presented itself in. Getting to meet numerous artists, continuing our conversations out of the gallery by doing studio visits, and emails. Ultimately, what could be the next solo, group, and themed show?
Number of organizers/responsible persons of the project.
Myself, Andrew Lyles, and also friends such as Paul Anthony Smith, David Rhoads, Matt Jacobs, Francis Rivera Jr, and Sean M. Starowitz.
How are programs funded?
First year’s funding was out SBG pocket and for 2012 mostly all the funding has come from Kickstarter and Volker Bicycles.
Who is responsible for the programming?
Me, basically, but I never act alone.
Number and average duration of exhibitions/events per year.
10 exhibitions in 2011 and 5 exhibitions in 2012.
What kind of events are usually organized?
We have opening receptions on First Fridays. Yoga is held in the space weekly.
How is your programming determined?
Via trust and respectful dialogue among artists that are making things who are excited to show in Kansas City. SBG focuses its attention on young and emerging artists.
Do you accept proposals/submissions?
What is your artistic/curatorial approach?
Somewhat hands off; the focus has been on solo shows or really concise group shows, projects, and ideas. Mostly being that we really want to give people space to do their thing.
What kind of role do you hope to play in your local art scene or community?
SBG hopes to just be that extra spice-kick for Kansas City. We aim to incite conversations on contemporary art, by animating dynamic relationships between art, artists, and audiences while also supporting challenging work that reflecting the
diversity of the Kansas City.
Images courtesy of Spray Booth Gallery.