Linda Warren Projects is proud to present three exhibitions of new works by: Zach Taylor, “Everything Forever” (Gallery Y), Kim Piotrowski, “Pushing Corners” (Gallery X), and Andrew LeMay Cox, “Love Spells” (Gallery O).
Material process, experimentation, and discipline are the nexus for these three talented painters. The exploration and interplay between sculpture and painting generate distinctive work that is aesthetically and academically compelling. Whether or not the images or materials are recognizable, it is their unique painting styles, application, and technique that encourage the viewer to reconsider the physical and emotional constructs of the work.
Gallery X - Kim Piotrowski, "Pushing Corners"
“Pushing Corners,” presented in Gallery X, will feature new paintings by Kim Piotrowski in which abstraction and reference dance, spar, and harmonize willingly. By creating a controlled chaos, Piotrowski is able to interchange and integrate the assertiveness of mark making while contemplating lines and objects that reference the natural world. Phantomlike landscapes and figures appear and disappear within the paintings. Ambiguous lines and colors push and pull for attention, so much that they wrap around the corners of the paintings, demanding that we peek around and grant them recognition. Piotrowski’s process is as wild as the paintings themselves - “layers of thin ink washes, scrubbed, and manipulated by time and touch, these passages push against the opacity of forms and gestural lines that create a new dynamic within the picture plane.” The stage is set where even the smallest marks have a role. An abstracted symphony of colors and lines that pursue freedom and the flexibility to exist, it is here where Piotrowski finds the excitement of painting.
Kim Piotrowski, a Chicago based artist, received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has continued showing in both group and solo exhibitions since 1991. Most recently her work has been featured at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Grolle:Pass:Projects in Wuppertal, Germany and Gallery oqbo in Berlin Germany. Piotrowski has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition including the Illinois Arts Council Visual Artist Grant, Artadia Grant and most recently the Sustainable Arts Foundation amongst many others. She has also been artist in residence at Yaddo, Ragdale and Oxbow. This is Piotrowski’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.