CONFECTIONARY: a solo exhibition by Madeline Gallucci
July 18 - August 23, 2014
Opening: May 16, 6-9 pm
PLUG Projects is pleased to announce Confectionary a solo exhibition of Madeline Gallucci’s work. Confectionary is a culmination of Gallucci’s two years in the Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project residency, in which her studio was situated on the 6th floor of an office building located in downtown Kansas City.
Gallucci’s work explores, dissects, and reinterprets our everyday environment by means of vibrant drawings, whimsical paintings, and digital prints. Through documentation of patterns in sidewalk markings, window reflections, neon signs and discarded debris, she begins to investigate the ambiguity of what we recognize as mundane. The physicality of drawing, painting, and collage emphasizes the curious nature of her findings. From these practices Gallucci is continually building a new, oddly familiar landscape. Confectionary is the second show in PLUG Projects’ new gallery, Solo Space. The focus of Solo Space is to feature solo exhibitions from artists living in the Kansas City region. The exhibitions in this space follow the same timeline of the exhibitions in the front gallery space, a total of six 5-week exhibitions over the course of the year.
About the Artist: Madeline Gallucci received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 with an emphasis in Printmaking. Since coming to Kansas City, she has traveled and performed with Whoop Dee Doo and shown her work at a wide variety of galleries and venues. She currently works at Kansas City Art Institute as the Campus Activities & Housing Coordinator, where she plans and coordinates events such as the annual Drag Show and Field Day celebrations. www.madelinegallucci.com