Modern West Fine Art opens new exhibition
“Point of View” New work by Tom Judd and Kiki Gaffney
November 16th - January 12th, 2018
Opening Reception, Friday, November 16th, 6:00- 9:00 pm
Modern West Fine Art is pleased to be featuring Point of View, an exhibition of work by artist couple, Tom Judd and Kiki Gaffney. This body of work examines their unique perspectives on the Western Utah landscape. “Judd originally from Utah, now residing in Philadelphia returns to the places he once knew. Through his work he explores visual memories, creating nostalgic paintings that evoke the experience of a past reality. Collaged and layered, they call to mind a carefully made scrapbook, both tender and personal. Gaffney grew up in Pennsylvania and experiences Utah as a visitor. Her work shows a new and unfamiliar landscape in sharp focus, much like a visual journal that captures the specifics and adventure of a new place, approaching the work with inquiry and a careful attention to detail. The show pairs their perspectives and presents a strong collection of work that highlights two distinct voices, both uniquely inspired by the Western Utah landscape." - Liberty Blake, Curator
About Kiki Gaffney
Kiki Gaffney graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD with a BA in Studio Arts and received an MFA in Painting from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Gaffney’s work explores the visual patterns in her surroundings, particularly those that follow order or repetition. By juxtaposing natural shapes with design elements, Gaffney is investigating analytical and sequential accuracy and order in mark making. Her work aims to highlight the beauty of configuration and decoration, to create space for contemplation. Gaffney shows regularly across the United States and her work is held in various public and private collections.
About Tom Judd
Tom Judd was born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey in 1952, and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Judd attended the University of Utah and the Philadelphia College of Art where he graduated with a BFA in painting. He works with a variety of mediums, that include, but are not limited to, painting and collage. He has always had a fascination with abandoned structures and the notion of evidence of the past, both in the forms of architecture and objects. Judd has shown extensively across the United States and his work is held in many private collections and also the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Judd has also participated in many large scale national public art projects and installations.
About Modern West Fine Art:
Modern West Fine Art is a gallery created by Diane Stewart to support established and emerging contemporary artists who, in compelling and varied ways, reframe our understanding of the West. Through thoughtful exhibitions, the gallery illuminates both new and historical bodies of work that are relevant and meaningful for today's audiences.