A CERTAIN KIND OF ARMOR Opening Party

Exhibition Opening Party
Saturday, June 8th 5-10 PM

The Bunker Center for the Arts

 

Paisley Armor: Feel Like A Boss

 

Rachelle Gardner-Roe continues her non-traditional explorations of lace in the exhibition, A Certain Kind of Armor. Using 3D printing pens to preserve the core acts of drawing and writing, Gardner-Roe references shield and body forms that allude to systems of protection through layers of metal and patinas, yet deny a literal translation. The open lacelike network of this body of sculpture begs the question, “What is being protected?”

Can we protect the childlike exuberance with which we first picked up a crayon? What do we each use to shield ourselves from the vagaries of the world? What psychological armor do you carry with you or perhaps even physically don when you engage the outside world? What resides within you that needs protection?

A CERTAIN KIND OF ARMOR will be up through June 29th.
The Bunker Center for the Arts
is open Thurs – Sat 12 – 6 p.m.
and by appointment at 816-866-8350
1014 East 19th Street KCMO Google Map

p.s. For ongoing, in-process studio images of this work, follow me on Instagram, and view my Instagram story Behind The Armor.