Join us First Friday in September (Sept. 7, 2018)

and First Friday in October (Oct. 5, 2018) from 6pm-8pm.

for works by local artist Martin Cail

Martin Cail is a sculptor and painter working primarily in large energetic ink washes. Holding a BFA from the University of Central Missouri and an MFA from the Ohio State University, Cail has worked as an art Preparator for both the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.  Martin has interned or assisted with exhibits at the Morgan Gallery, Grand Arts, Zone Gallery, Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Leopold Gallery, Mid-America Arts Alliance, and Leedy Voulkos Gallery among others.

Cail has custom crafted his own inks, techniques, and tools to find a body of work that blends his interests in stained glass, ceramic glazes, and watercolor with aspects of both science and spirituality.  The fluidity of the materials, process, and technique provide for curves and billows, reminiscent of both the human body and of nature at both a macro and micro level.  Gravity is often his “brush” and he finds a sensuality in controlling the flow of liquid bodies that slip, slide, caress, and blend.

Cail employs intuition and trust to follow the whispers of knowing that arise from the unknown parts of our being. The soul has a memory and the process of making each image provides a means of grappling towards an encounter with this sixth sense.  Cail is interested in what it is to be human, to be a vessel of self-aware energy incarnate, whirling through an infinite state of flux.  We mark our paths through this flux with memories that stick; ingrained, vivid, certain, these seemingly random moments are the shapers of our lives.  Cails work aspires to bear witness to these moments of sublime knowing and emotion.

ArtsKC is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm and on First Fridays from 6:00pm-8pm with the exception of January.

This exhibition is in partnership with Kansas City Open Spaces: A Kansas City Arts Experience.