VAULT - new collages by Kim MIskowicz
Vault by Kim Miskowicz, 2017, mixed media collage on panel, 30"H x 40"W

Exhibition Dates: August 3 - September 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 11, 6 - 9pm
Exhibition Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5
Dependable Letterpress, 1192 Illinois Street, San Francisco, California 94107

VAULT is a solo exhibition of new collages by the artist Kim Miskowicz.  In this latest series, Miskowicz creates fictional landscapes from layers of found oscilloscope and other technical recording 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 slowly renders these 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 crevasses 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

Distribution, 2016,  mixed media collage and acrylic on panel, 24" H x 30" W

Gallery Information

9-5 Monday - Friday
Dependable Letterpress, 1192 Illinois Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

(415) 503-0981

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