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KK Kozik: The Gold Rush


Please join us on December 3, 2016 from 4-6pm for ­­­an opening reception for The Gold Rush, an exhibition of new work by artist KK Kozik. The show will be on view from December 1-31. 

Known primarily for her large-scale narrative oil paintings, KK Kozik’s latest series explores the possibilities of smaller-scale, illustrative pieces that draw their inspiration from Japanese woodblock prints and Persian and Mughal miniatures. Some of these influences are apparent in the works that depict imagery from vintage photos of exotic places on a ground of gold leaf, but others are more subtle, such as in her scenes of Alpine skiers against backdrops of aluminum leaf. While these metal-leafed surfaces might appear flat, direct light makes them come alive, revealing delicate textures and depths. They are all mounted on hand-made marbled papers, reinforcing their relationship to books and illustration.
 
KK Kozik’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including The New York TimesThe New YorkerArtforum, and Art in America. Previously, she was commissioned by the MTA to make two large-scale stained glass light boxes for the Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street subway station and currently she is developing an installation project with the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Earlier Event: October 20
Leora Armstrong: Walk the Line
Later Event: December 17
Aija Comes to Sharon!