New Resident at The Speakeasy!

New resident at The Speakeasy! Tori Abernathy is working on her Call and Response project in KC. Over the next couple of days be on the lookout around town for this project.

Tori is an artist and curator from Miami living in Portland. She is founder and co-director of RECESS, director of RAW:Rupture, and editorialist for She studied art and anthropology at Reed College. Her work adopts the methodologies of advertising, surveillance, city planning, and other institution to expose their limitations on individual agency while championing the capacities of human subjectivity.

More about her work can be found here:


About Sean M. Starowitz

Sean M. Starowitz’s work is executed in a variety of social, political, and community engaged contexts. Notable projects include Fresh Bread, BREAD! KC and Byproduct: The Laundromat. He has also explored curatorial projects such as The Speakeasy, and Vagabond, Kansas City’s premiere pop-up restaurant. He has contributed writings to Proximity Magazine and Temporary Art Review, and has lectured at Queens College in NY, UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Department, and at American University in D.C. He currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri as the artist-in-residence at the Farm To Market Bread Company. He is a 2010 graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Kansas City Art Institute and a 2012 Rocket Grant recipient with support from the Charlotte St. Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation. More recently, he is a 2014 Charlotte St. Foundation Visual Art Award Fellow.
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