Steven and William Ladd at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
Red Star Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108
September 2014 - November 2014
Brothers and artistic collaborators Steven and William Ladd, present an exhibition of meticulously-crafted constructions created over a thirteen-year period. Their hand-sewn towers, functional objects, sculptural works, and wearable accessories are fantastical creations that reference shared childhood memories. The Ladd brothers will transform several of their towers into landscapes during a live performance at 7PM during the First Friday opening.
The brothers began their creative careers producing high-end, handmade handbags. As they considered solutions for packaging their accessories, they stumbled upon the idea of towers. These stacked, hand-sewn boxes with unified exteriors, have interiors that are consumed with accessories, beads, and recycled materials. The Ladd brothers refer to these tightly contained interiors as landscapes.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Steven and William Ladd will conduct a free hands-on Scrollathon workshop where children create art from recycled materials. The children’s workshop takes place on Saturday, from 10AM to 12PM at the Red Star teaching studio at 2100 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. The brothers will also conduct a one-day, adult beading workshop on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1 to 4PM. A free public presentation follows the adult workshop at 4:30PM. The adult workshop and public presentation will take place at Belger Crane Yard Studios, located at 2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108.