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PLUG Gallery is pleased to announce its newest exhibition Americana: We the People, opening on the July 4th weekend on Saturday, July 6 from 6pm to 8pm at PLUG. Americana: We the People is a group exhibition featuring Braxton Fuller, Brendon Goodman, Isabella Matute, Julia Arredondo, and Yann Aguirre who visualize American culture and their own personal narratives through sculpture, portraiture, video, and photo-based works. This eclectic exhibition features artists that have lived or live currently in the Midwest community. 


Curated by Isabella Matute, the exhibition emerges three years after COVID-19 pandemic and features works that survey the Midwestern-steeped American life experience through the lens of emergency healthcare workers, such as in Aguirre’s video installation, the death and revival of our city in the documentary photography of Goodman, subversion of the religious symbol of the cross and dabbling in occult in Arredondo’s prints, the facetious personification of pandemic 


fashion in Matute’s photographic portrait, and introspective mirror sculptures by Fuller. Each artist examines the temporal nature of human life. This exhibition is a reflection of our most celebrated American trait–freedom of expression. On view until Saturday, August 10, Americana: We the People invites audiences to ponder the effects of post-pandemic, American nationalism during the annual celebration of America’s founding holiday. This exhibition aims to comment on whether said nationalism is a good or bad thing for American society and invites the audience to make that decision themselves. 


Visitors are invited to join us for our opening where there will be light refreshments available. PLUG Gallery’s open hours are on Saturdays from 11am-3pm from July 6th to August 10th.


PLUG will maintain a roster of artists working in all disciplines and our curatorial cohort will use this roster to consider work for group exhibitions, crit nights, portfolio reviews, studio visits, artist highlights, etc. We are eager to review submissions from artists with an active creative practice who are interested in exhibiting work and/or participating in programming. We are not looking for show proposals at this time. Through this open-call process, our goal is to expand our network of artists on a rolling basis.  

**Inclusion in the PLUG Artist Roster does not guarantee participation in any future PLUG exhibitions, events, or programming.**


Each member is a volunteer and occupies a position on PLUG's Board of Directors. Current members are Christina M Femiano, Isabella Matute, Shelly Pinto, Stefan Schulz, Chelsea Smith, Travis Smorstad, and Hope-Lian Vinson.


From the Rocket Grants Projects 2011-2012

“Plug Projects” This project is a curatorial collaboration by five Kansas City artists (Nicole Mauser, Amy Kligman, Misha Kligman, Cory Imig & Caleb Taylor) who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversations to the local art community through a new, collective artist-run space. Their goal is to energize artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists.​


From 2011-2020, Plug Projects occupied a storefront gallery space in Kansas City's historic West Bottoms district. There, Plug Projects exhibited works from national and local artists, facilitated programming such as Crit Nights, Spark Plugs, and unPLUGGED. ​Due to the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on art spaces and individual members, Plug Projects left behind its West Bottoms gallery space and operated unattached from a physical location for a year. Plug Projects became PLUG, LLC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. In 2021, PLUG became a tenant at the Agnes Arts Building. 

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1328 Agnes Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 8594, Kansas City, MO 64114

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