Reconfigured by Kim Curtis, a Pop Up Event

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 to Friday, 27 October 2017
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 6:00pm

Kasia Kay Art Projects is proud to announce the opening of Reconfigured, a new exhibition by Kim Curtis.

Reconfigured is a pop-up event featuring several new works which investigate the ongoing reorganization of our landscape due to both contruction and conservation, while exploring the relationship between action and reaction. Curtis introduces construction and design materials into her work, forcing the developing imagery to adapt, preserved areas to be exposed, and new histories to emerge. Elements are altered, repurposed, shifted, and combined resulting in compositions which range from graceful adaptation to abrupt disturbance. Utilizing elements such as ugliness, beauty, disruption, and resolution, Curtis' work reflects the information each of us absorbs as we move through our own surroundings. With Reconfigured, Curtis invites the viewer to consider the cumulative history of our spaces and provokes introspective comtemplation about both predictable and unpredicatble consequences. 

 

10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Prarie Rivers Network, a nonprofit currently celebrating its 50th year of water protection in the state of Illinois.

 

A reception for the artist will be held Tuesday October 24th from 6-8pm, artist's talk at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. This show will be on display Tuesday October 24 through Friday October 27, hours as follows:

  • Tuesday 6-8pm
  • Wednesday 12-6pm
  • Thursday-Friday 12-8 pm

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Kim Curtis lives and works in Urbana, IL. Originally from the San Francisco bay area, she moved to Illinois in 2003 to pursue a career in painting while also continuing her work as a theatrical costume designer. Deeply committed to the environment, she employs scrap wood, salvage, and reused materials, easing her personal concerns about deforestation and landfill. Ms. Curtis holds degrees in History of Art from the University of California at Berkeley and in Painting/Drawing from California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA. Her work can be seen in collections both stateside and abroad. Curtis currently teaches in the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and continues to work in theatre, fine art, and illustration from her studio in Urbana, IL. Curtis is represented in Chicago, IL by Kasia Kay Art Projects.

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1355 W. Concord Place, Chicago, IL 60642

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