MK Guth delivers "Social, Political and Nostalgiac Approaches to Food by Contemporary Artists" at the Kansas Nutrition Council Annual Conference
"Social, Political and Nostalgiac Approaches to Food by Contemporary Artists" by MK Guth at the Kansas Nutrition Council Annual Conference.
This year's conference will be held in Salina, Kansas on Friday April 19, 2013
Two video works shown at Gallery Pfeister in Denmark January 2013
2012 CoCA Annual Exhibition Juried By M. K. Guth
This December I juried the CoCA Annual - the exhibition is up through March.
CoCA has presented the Annual, a unique survey of Contemporary Art, since 1989, each time inviting an independent juror to select the work from among the entries received. For this year's 23rd manifestation of the show, CoCA is proud to have Portland based artist M. K. Guth as our juror
There will be an opening reception with announcement of prize winners on Saturday, December 29, at CoCA's Georgetown gallery located inside the Seattle Design Center at 5701 6th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98108. (http://www.seattledesigncenter.com/)
Exhibition at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, October 2012
"When Nothing Else Subsists, Smell and Taste Remain"
Preview Reception: October 7, 3-5pm
Gallery talk: October 18, 12pm
Exhibition closed Thanksgiving weekend, November 22-25
Exhibition continues through December 9
MK Guth Book Release
In conjunction with the exhibition, The Art Gym is publishing a book on the artist's recent projects, including Red Shoe Delivery Service, the lenticulars and the braid projects. Titled "MK Guth," the book includes essays by artist and scholar Thomas Zummer, art critic Kirsten Swenson and artist Molly Dilworth; and reprints of articles by art historian Dr. Juliette Peers and curator Stephanie Snyder. The 150-page hard cover book discusses the work leading up to and laying the groundwork for the new body of work "when nothing else subsists: smell and taste remain." It will be available in the gallery for $25. (Also available at Elizabeth Leach Gallery) Once the exhibition is installed, a brochure documenting the new work in will be published to accompany the hardcover book. The publication MK Guth joins The Art Gym's more than 65 books and catalogs on art created by artists based in the Pacific Northwest.
Exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, October 2012
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR
Artist in Residence-- Salina Art Center, Salina KS
June 19-July 28, 2012
Portland, Oregon-based artist, MK Guth is a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of mediums, including video, photography, sculpture, and performance. Guth will be utilizing The Warehouse as an interactive research laboratory on food and culture. During her residency, Guth invites the community to share their favorite recipes and stories of their most memorable meals and host impromptu food discussions and dinners. The resulting shared dinner experiences will initiate a social space where new narratives on our relationship with food and its connection to memory, social behaviors, and place can further be developed. Giving us some food for thought, the project brings forth questions on collective experience and the intimacies we have to food and its role in our understanding of self.
June 8 - June 29
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 8 6-9pm
Open by appointment
224 Washington Avenue
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY
For Single Lady, Jenny Salomon, Candice Madey and Kate Gilmore invited 33 artists to exhibit art works in which the central subject matter references the female figure. Works are figurative an abstract, and in various media.
Half of the proceeds from the sales will be directed to the artist and the other half will benefit Afghan Women Leaders CONNECT.
Performance -- Under the Radar Festival; January 9-12
Multidisciplinary artist MK Guth and 24 volunteers will transform giant cords fashioned from New Yorkers’ donated clothing into geometric shapes inspired by the spectacular architecture of the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden in a series of free performances from January 9th-12th.
The colorful, braided cords will also be on display at a working exhibit that will wind through the World Financial Center’s Courtyard Gallery from January 6th - 24th. It is all part of “This Fable Is Intended For You: A Work-Energy Principle” a three-part free public art project co-presented by Arts>World Financial Center and Under the Radar Festival.
Guth kicked off the project by spending five weeks this fall accepting clothing and fabric donations at a vacant flower shop at One New York Plaza. During the public residency, visitors were able to observe and interact with her as she sorted, stacked, sewed, and braided the materials.
The performances will feature 24 volunteers, including New Yorkers whom Guth met during the public residency. Signaled by the trumpet sounds of Gus Baum, the volunteers will move through the Winter Garden at a regular pace to construct shifting geometric shapes and forms inspired by the venue’s architecture. Audience members will be able to move to locations throughout the venue, such as the balconies and grand staircase, to observe the performance from different perspectives.
“This Fable Is Intended for Your aims to capture the rhythm of making in New York City, a place where energy is constantly being converted into something new – whether it be a power point presentation or a meal or a sculpture,” said Guth, whose work has also appeared at the 2008 Whitney Biennial and at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. “It’s an opportunity for the public to participate in common project from start to finish – from donating materials to observing the creation of the cords to experiencing the final exhibition and performances.”
“This Fable is Intended for You: A Work-Energy Principle” is the latest in a series of ambitious public art projects presented by arts>World Financial Center. With an emphasis on commissioned works, site-specific installations and premieres, arts>World Financial Center is the largest year-round, free performing arts and cultural presenter on the East coast.
“It’s exciting to support an artist in creating a work that so perfectly appreciates and engages with our distinct space and our equally distinct audience,” said Debra Simon, artistic director of arts>World Financial Center. “From using the multiple levels of the Courtyard Gallery and Winter Garden to their full advantage, to inviting members of the downtown community to participate in the performance as volunteers, this work perfectly embodies arts>World Financial Center’s mission.”
The performances of “This Fable is Intended for You” are part of Under the Radar Festival, the Public Theater’s annual festival spotlighting international artists ranging from emerging talents to masters in the field. The festival takes place from January 6th – January 14th, 2010.