The Provincial Projects is pleased to present LOVE BLANKET, a show of new drawings by Richard Kooyman.
Kooyman utilizes routine and intuition to play a significant role in these process-based drawings. Setting up the challenge of exploring color and line relationships within a defined piece of 9” x 12” paper, Kooyman uses watercolor crayons in a back and forth coloring motion creating a rich deposit of material on the surface of the paper. Beginning each work in the top left corner traveling down the right side of the paper, the drawings extend out in unfolding patterns, and new symmetries.
The title LOVE BLANKET references the textile like patterns created in this body of over 40 individual new works.
LOVE BLANKET runs in conjunction with CITIES, LIKE DREAMS, SWAMPS WHERE CEDARS GROW, and takes place in the Garden Studio next door to The Provincial.
Both shows open Saturday June 17, 12-4pm. Open Saturdays June 17- July 8, 2017 or by appointment.
Richard Kooyman is a painter living in Michigan. His work has been shown in Chicago, Atlanta, Santa Fe, and New York. Kooyman has been a full time studio artist since graduating with a MFA from Ohio State University in 1982. In 2013 he was nominated for a Joan Mitchel Foundation Grant, and was the recipient of a NEA Artist Grant, a Michigan Council for the Arts Grant, the Michigan Governors Award, and a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center.