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STAY: A Lecture by Peregrine Honig

  • Kansas City Design Center 1018 Baltimore Ave Kansas City, MO, 64105 United States (map)

Join us for a lecture by artist Peregrine Honig in conjunction with a related body of work on exhibit at Belger Crane Yard Studios this fall. Honig will be lecturing on the idea of public vs. private space and how it relates to both art and architecture. A social hour will be held starting at 5:30pm, with the lecture following at around 6pm; admittance is free and street parking is available. Lecture attendees are encouraged to visit Honig’s exhibition at Belger Crane Yard Studios prior to the lecture, which will run from September 18th through December 19th.  

About the exhibition:

Suites is a multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration, a visually narrated response to the residual energy left behind in hotel rooms. Playing on the facade of private commercial space and exploring the sentimentality of who we are in relationship to our sexual partners and desires, Suites pulls the curtains and tips the blinds so the light doesn’t spill in. A hotel door opens gently and we witness anonymous solos, duets and threesomes. What is it to be vulnerable and expectant, willing and ready to perform, aroused and ashamed, dismissed and praised, exhausted and embarrassed, loved invisibly?

Peregrine Honig- director
Jane Gotch - choreographer
Johanna Brooks- videographer

About the artist:

Peregrine Honig was born in San Francisco, CA, and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. Although based in Kansas City, MO, Honig travels extensively, participating in residencies around the world, most recently in China in spring 2015.

Honig’s work is included in a number of permanent collections including the Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. In 2010, Honig appeared on season one of Bravo’s artist reality television show, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. That same year, in collaboration with Landfall Press, she produced Widow, a magazine that explores the relationship between fashion and art. Her work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions and included in group exhibitions across the country.