Homebones March 27th 6-9



An Exhibition by Skye Livingston

Thursday, March 27th 6-9 pm

Artist Statement

Through a series of experimental drawings, I use the horse to symbolize the conjoined roles of provider and receiver, parallel to the relationship between humans and horses. Throughout our history together, humans have relied upon the horse for muscle, material, milk and meat, and in return given the horse care, shelter, nourishment and eminence. By combining the identities of the provider and recipient into one, the figure is made autonomous. It is the blurring of these roles that creates the self-sustaining entity and provides the foundation for this exhibition. This experiential installation is an integral facet of my larger body of work, and continues my exploration of self-reparation.

Artist Biography

Skye Livingston is an artist working with textiles, paper, and organic materials in Kansas City.

She has received several awards and scholarships for her work including Best of Show in the Kansas City Art Institute BFA Exhibition, an award juried by the director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum Julián Zugazagoitia, and internationally renowned artist Andres Serrano. Additionally, she has received an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, the first place Fiber & Textile Arts Award from the Northwest Area Arts Council, and won the 2010 Biennial Zahner Sculpture Competition.

Skye recently completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she double majored in Fiber and Art History.


We have a new event on the 24th!!

SPECTRA: A Nomadic Platform for Experimental Film and Video is holding its second screening curated by Crystal Ann Brown the theme focuses on the domestic as seen in works by female video artists and filmmakers.


DATE: October 24th

TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: The Hown’s Den: A Nomadic + Domestic Exhibition Space

TICKETS: Minimum donation of two dollars

FEATURING: Chantal Akerman, Martha Rosler, Sadie Benning, Pipilotti Rist and Laura Larson


This month’s curatorial theme explores the domestic. Starting in 1972 with Chantal Akerman’s Work “La Chamber” and Ending with Laura Larson’s “One Minute Film” these short films work to introduce four decades of women video artist and filmmakers using the domestic as a platform for inspiration and a feminist critique.

Crystal Ann Brown (b.1984) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores motherhood and the poetics of the domestic. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Villa Terra Decorative Arts Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Crystal is the founder of The Hown’s Den: Domestic + Nomadic Exhibition Space currently located in Kansas City, Kansas. In 2012, she received her MFA in Sculpture and Expanded Practice from Ohio University, and received her BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Sculpture with a minor in Art History.

SPECTRA is a Kansas City initiative that brings contemporary moving image artworks to local screens. This monthly platform presents a selection of avant garde and experimental works by regional, national and international artists. Each SPECTRA program is hosted by a different venue, reflecting the desire to develop a dedicated yet inclusive community audience. SPECTRA seeks to connect artists and audiences to communities and ideas outside their normal purview. In addition, SPECTRA aims to invite guest programmers, both local and national, to further this goal and foster a sense of connectedness.