Ruben Castillo, “Wallpaper Proposal (Rhododendron)” (photo courtesy of the artist)
Nov. 17, 2023 – April 14, 2024
Artist Talk with Ruben Castillo, Sean Nash and Sun Young Park
Nov. 16 | 6 p.m.
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College
McCaffree and Barton P. Cohen and Mary D. Cohen Galleries, Second Floor
Charlotte Street annually honors three outstanding Kansas City-based visual artists with unrestricted cash awards. These Charlotte Street Awards recognize local artists who are creating outstanding artwork and provide financial support, critical attention and increased exposure for Award Fellows with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development. Through the Awards program, Charlotte Street seeks to contribute to the vitality of Kansas City’s arts community, making Kansas City alive with collaboration, passion, ideas and surprise.
The 2023 recipients, Ruben Castillo, Sean Nash and Sun Young Park, were selected by a panel of local and national curators.
Ruben Castillo’s work investigates themes of intimacy, queerness, place and the body using a range of media including print, drawing, sculpture/installation and video. His most recent imagery draws from a personal archive of photographs and materials, seeing the ordinary as a site for transformative potential and feeling.
Sean Nash is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose embodied research with food, fermentation and farming informs his artistic practice. Sean’s vibrant paintings and sculptures involve sensory curiosity, pleasure and evolving dynamics with the more-than-human world.
Sun Young Park explores the space between imagination and reality. The use of diverse materials represents her visual language as she explores contrasting surfaces, emphasizing ceramics and mixed media.
Learn more about the artists at nermanmuseum.org.