Party Balloons by BubbleGum Kurt
This project by BubbleGum Kurt will take an image of a previous series called “Party Balloons” to be the foundation of a live painting on a street car shelter. Kurt will use a grid system to transfer the image onto the shelter by having tape on one side of glass, then a translucent vinyl on the other to be used as a canvas. The tape grid will only be an aid for a loose sketch and then layers will be added intuitively to build a striking image that grows. Kurt will begin painting on a First Friday then there will be painting sessions scheduled leading into the deinstallation. The original art piece “Party Balloons” was a sculptural work that was a process of adding layers of materials to an inflated balloon to then watch the balloon shrink creating unpredictable shapes and textures. This series was investigating Kurt’s feelings of being overwhelmed and an internal pressure of an unending cycle of adding more to themselves to become worthy. Having both this project and the original series reflecting the process of growth, change, and exploration is meaningful to Kurt and a gift to bring this series to a new light.
Crossroads North Bound
KC Streetcar Shelter
Functioning as an artist in Kansas City for 5 years, Bubble Gum Kurt works with multiple mediums that all share traits in vibrant colors, unique textures, and uses soft materials. Kurt’s art has always been a method of processing their anxieties, queer-ness, and desire to have connection with others. An overlook of Kurt’s work shows their passion for creating fun and joyous objects while attempting to push the boundaries of how to fill your life with creativity.
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