May 12 - June 23
Opening reception: Saturday, May 12, 7-10pm
Conversation with the artist: Saturday, May 12, 6pm
Locust Projects is pleased to announce Lines, new work by New York-based artist Anya Kielar in the Project Room. For the exhibition, Kielar will create a vignette-like installation reminiscent of a theatrical stage set, painted and dyed fabrics will be cut into various shapes, both figurative and abstract, and strung up on clotheslines among a selection of found objects.
The installation is partly inspired by Kielar’s sprayograms, a term the artist uses to describe her process of creating images by spraying pigment over objects, which leaves stencil-like outlines of objects surrounded by a haze of color. Kielar is known for uncanny sculptures and installations that draw upon sources including set design, surrealist collage, post-minimalist sculpture, and the decorative arts. Noted for reinvigorating surrealism in her work, Kielar uses a symbolic language to tap into the human subconscious in a manner inspired by seminal surrealist artist Man Ray in the 1920’s.
In addition to the site-specific installation in the Project Room, Kielar’s sprayogram, Yellow Lines, will be featured on over 30 bus shelters around Miami Beach and the Design District in May 2012 for the Bus Shelter Project, part of Locust Projects’ public art initiative Out of the Box, which commissions artists to create new work for public space in Miami.
Anya Kielar was born in New York, NY in 1978 and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University, and has exhibited solo projects at Rachel Uffner Gallery, NY, Daniel Reich Gallery, NY and Casey Kaplan, NY. Kielar has participated in group shows at 176 - Zabludowicz Collection, London; Guild & Greyshkul, White Columns, and Museum 52 in NY.
Locust Projects’ exhibitions and programming are made possible with the support from: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Galt & Skye Mikesell; Hannibal Cox Jr. Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. Special thanks: Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York.