Erica Mahinay presents Re:Describe at the Arts Incubator’s Cocoon Gallery

Artist Exhibition: Erica Mahinay presents Re:Describe
Opening: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Arts Incubator’s Cocoon Gallery.
Hello Art Lounge & Trolley run concurrently from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
The Arts Incubator in the Crossroads invites you to join us from 6 to 9 p.m. at our Cocoon Gallery during First Friday, March 4, for the opening of Erica Mahinay’s new exhibit Re:Describe. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition, the Hello Art Lounge opens at 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor loft at the Arts Incubator, where more than 20 artists studios also are open for visits. The first Hello Art Trolley departs for other galleries at 6:15 p.m. Hello Art is free to members; a $10 donation is requested from visitors. All are welcome.

Erica Mahinay’s selected works for Re:Describe are a culmination of a body of work that draws upon the language of painting, utilizes the familiarity of the home, and uses an unconventional use of materiality to create play between reality and illusion. These selected works were instigated and executed during Mahinay’s recent residency experiences, which included a two-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center this past fall, granted in part by the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City’s ArtsKC Fund, and during her year-long residency from 2009-2010 through the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program.

“As an artist, it is my ambition to amplify the scope of my work through compelling visual play, extensive dialogue and examining my relationship to the history of painting,” Mahinay said. “My work highlights parallels between how memory and painting function, recognizing both as acts of fabrication, which have the ability to divulge or dismantle truth.

“Utilizing the familiarity of the home undermines the complexity of human experience, in a way that approaches the uncanny and intermingles myth, memory, dreams and imagination,” she said.

A native of Santa Fe, N.M., Mahinay now resides in Kansas City. She has a bachelor’s of fine arts in painting and a bachelor’s of fine arts in art history, both from the Kansas City Art Institute. Mahinay also studied abroad at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy.

To RSVP for complimentary entrance into Hello Art, or for more information about the Cocoon Gallery and/or a high-resolution jpeg of the work “Shifts in Forgetting” (above), contact Trisha Drape at tdrape@artsincubatorkc.org.
Cocoon Gallery at the Arts Incubator
115 West 18th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

KC Studio

KC Studio covers the performing, visual, cinematic and literary arts, and the artists, organizations and patrons that make Kansas City a vibrant center for arts and culture.

Leave a Reply