Apt 1 / Apt 2

Apt 1 / Apt 2 

Stephanie Eckermann, Will Toney, Macy Pruitt, and Max Pond

March 16th - March 30th 2018

Apt 1/ Apt 2 explores the concept of hospitality and personal community within the world of DIY art exhibitions. Relocating work and personal effects from their shared living space — artists Stephanie Eckermann, Will Toney, Macy Pruitt, and Max Pond will share their ongoing exchange. In response to the sometimes cold nature of art exhibitions, Apt 1 / Apt 2 seeks to create a warm and familiar space to engage with artistic practices that move fluidly through music, art, and food. 

Eckerman will create an installation that brings her living room/studio into Open House — sharing photos, zines, and newly composed music. Toney will also experiment with installation using photos and paintings inspired by moving to a new neighborhood. Pruitt will provide scones using a family recipe while displaying paintings inspired by his living and work environment. Pond will show paintings that play on obscured aspects of architecture and food.

Come March 16th for the opening of Apt 1 / Apt 2, an event that functions simultaneously as a gallery exhibition and housewarming party. 

About the artists:

Stephanie Eckermann is a photographer and musician living and working in Kansas City, Missouri. After studying Photography at Columbia College Chicago she was drawn to the inclusive, DIY community in Kansas City. Her most recent work consists of photo-zines and digital prints; both small and large in scale. She sings in a band and also creates her own layered musical compositions using keyboard, vocals, and various sampled sounds.

Will Toney is from Raytown, Missouri. He holds a B.F.A. with an emphasis in photography from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2012. He currently lives and makes mixed media work in Kansas City, MO.

Macy Pruitt makes paintings in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA in International Studies in 2011. 

Max Pond is a self-taught artist born in Kansas. He is currently residing in Kansas City, Missouri working in collage and painting. His work is heavily influenced by obscured architectural and design elements. He was recently featured in a group exhibit at Wwaver Gallery|Laboratory.