P O L Y G O N S new works on paper by Zoya Scholis
One is reminded of Japanese box kites and Op-art. These are not flat paintings, but in a playful move, watercolor polygons folded convexly to tease 3-D possibilities with their linen lines and irregular geometry. Cold press watercolor paper is covered with wild calligraphic brush stokes and splatter refined by a pattern of circles and random panels of translucent acrylic washes. Hanging them about half an inch from the wall, gives them space to breathe and makes possible shadows that dramatize their appeal. They are arranged to suggest flight and merriment, but take note: some are shaped like coffins.
Artist’s Reception: Friday, August 3, 2012 7pm–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk featuring live music
by Freya Seeburger, free & open to the public.
Exhibition dates: August 3–31, 2012
88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm, free admission