Lost & Foundry Studios
IN CIRCULATION - new collages by Kim MIskowicz
The Meter With a Record by Kim Miskowicz, 2017, mixed media collage on panel, 24"H x 36"W

Exhibition Dates: January 27th - February 17th, 2018  

IN CIRCULATION - new collages by Kim Miskowicz
Opening Reception Saturday, January 27, 2018, 6 – 8pm
Closing Reception Saturday, February 17, 2018, 6 – 8pm
305 Center Street, Oakland, CA

IN CIRCULATION is a solo exhibition of new collages by the artist Kim Miskowicz.  
This show at Lost & Foundry Studios includes two premieres of larger works from Miskowicz’ fictional
landscapes created from found recording chart papers from the Black Hole Surplus in Los Alamos, NM.
The Black Hole Surplus was a large thrift store from the collections of a former Los Alamos National Labs
machinist and technician, Ed Grothus. Miskowicz renders vast landscapes by cutting, tearing, and
gluing each layer of paper to add depth and texture.  Miskowicz also uses the variety of paper
thickness and printed patterns to guide the viewer into skies, water, and pilings of unknown formations.
These rough-edged horizons with sediment-filled crevices contain criss-crossing, overlapping lines that are
used to graph formations and devise places that exist in these papers.  

Kim Miskowicz is a visual artist based in Oakland, CA.  Her work has been exhibited at numerous
Bay Area venues including Artists’ Television Access, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Cinematheque, Southern Exposure and Krowswork. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at
the University of New Mexico and did post graduate study in painting and experimental film at the
San Francisco Art Institute and has been an artist in residence at Kala Art Institute and Project 387.  
Her work focuses on a response to material and data overload creating breaks in continuous thoughts
similar to a building obstructing a view of a simple horizon. Her paintings and films are inspired by the
belief in therapeutic effects of viewing distant forms in the landscape. She uses film and video as a
multiplier and quick viewer of minutely varied compositions and makes large scale found paper collages.  
She explores media and material absorption in relation to determining what of our personal, emotional
and informational lives one preserves versus invalidates.

Intramural Scrimmage, 2017, paper and acrylic on 6 panels, 72" H x 108" W

The Cottonwoods (detail), 2016,  mixed media collage and acrylic on 10 panels, 78" H x 120" W

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