Kennedy Yanko's Curatorial Debut at Kavi Gupta

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Alexandre Diop, A World without Children will rot, 2021, Old furniture parts, 79 x 71 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Kavi Gupta presents Surface is Only a Material Vehicle For Spirita group exhibition spotlighting the work of eight dynamic voices within the field of contemporary abstraction, guest curated by artist Kennedy Yanko.

Is there a metaphysical side to materiality? Sculptor Kennedy Yanko’s curatorial debut with Kavi Gupta explores the complex perceptual relationships that exist between the surface realities of aesthetic phenomena, and the illusions and transcendental insights experienced by artists and viewers of the work.

Surface is Only a Material Vehicle For Spirit features a new, site-specific installation by Katie Bell, along with works by Pamela Council, Alexandre Diop, Gracelee Lawrence, Charles Mason III, Monica Rezman, Jessica Stoller, and Chiffon Thomas.

Opening reception: Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 5 – 8 PM.

Silicone tiles on wood panel with metal frame

Pamela Council, Relief 15, 2019, Silicone tiles on wood panel with metal frame, 18 x 18 in. Courtesy of Pamela Council/Denny Dimin Gallery.

Sculpture showing purple leg shape in folded position which transforms into a celery-like plant

Gracelee Lawrence, The damp of various mouths on her neck, 2021, Fiberglass, resin, 3D printed polylactic acid, paint, 32 x 30 x 16 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Vase-shaped sculpture showing buttocks-shaped bottom with intertwined snacks around rope at top

Jessica Stoller, Untitled (weave), 2015, Porcelain, china paint, lustre, 12 x 5 x 6 in. Courtesy of the Artist and P•P•O•W, New York.


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