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Ultra Violet, Warhol Superstar, Dies at 78

Kasia Kay Gallery mourns the passing of Ultra Violet.

I had a pleasure to know and work with this incredibly inspiring woman. I will always admire her creative drive and She will be missed.

Isabelle Collin Dufresne, the French-born artist, actress and author known as Ultra Violet, the beauty among the superstars of Andy Warhol’s glory days at his studio, the Factory, died on Saturday at a Manhattan hospital. She was
78 and lived in Manhattan and in Nice, France.ImageImage



Carla Gannis in a group show at DEFIBRILLATOR, Chicago

Kasia Kay Gallery’s artist, Carla Gannis, in a group show <legend> <legend>

<legend> </legend> | Carla Gannis & Justin Petropoulos
Friday, April 18, 7pm-8pm
with live performance and artist talk.
Image, 1136 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 606

Featuring: Gregory Bennett, Carla Ganis and Justin Petropoulos, Kurt Hentschläger, Christopher Meerdo, John Monteith, Nicolas Sagan.

<legend> </legend>is a collaborative project of poems and drawings based on text redactions of The Book of Earths, by Edna Kenton, a compendium of theories of the shape of the Earth, and its surrounding folklore. While the project is rooted in analog works, specifically poems by Justin Petropoulos and ink drawings by Carla Gannis, it grows these texts and images into digital paintings, animations, projection mapped & 3D printed sculptures, as well as interactive works. The project’s title, <legend> </legend>, is an empty html tag. The viewer/reader must complete the meaning themselves, the definition of each legend is determined by the movement within ones own cartographies.

Rim Lee Featured in Artnet Article

Rim Lee’s Father’s Law exhibition was recently featured in an Artnet artcile.

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Rim Lee article

Upcoming Exhibition: Rim Lee

Make sure to save the date for gallery artist, Rim Lee’s upcoming exhibition, Father’s Law. See below for all of the details:

Rim Lee: Father’s Law

April 11 – May 17, 2014

Opening reception: April 11, 6-8PM. 

Rim Lee, Absence, oil on canvas, 76.4” x 51.2”, 2013

Rim Lee, Absence, oil on canvas, 76.4” x 51.2”, 2013

Kasia Kay Art Projects is pleased to announce Father’s Law, artist Rim Lee’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The show features mixed media paintings exhibiting a range of the artist’s practice from her realist and surrealist approach to early work as well as her most recent abstract inventions. An overall focus on the intensity of human emotion is palpable on the walls while an evolution of her ideas is revealed as the pieces unfold.

Lee’s oldest work in the show is a self-portrait, an oil painting titled Absence, which captures a dramatic yet representational image of the artist’s former ideas. This is how the artist’s journey began. The process to make these kind of portraits starts with the application of black paint, either onto Lee’s own body or another model’s nude figure. Documentation photographs of this performance are then re-translated onto a painting through a highly technical process. Both media – of photography and paint – serve as a vehicle to transform a stylistic female form onto canvas in order to tear away the surface between artist and audience. Lee was able to let go of her timidity with these series of paintings and expose an undiscovered part of herself.

Breaking away drastically from this type of performative painting, Lee recently began to make abstract creations – mixed media and oil works mostly on canvas and paper, many of which are present in this exhibition. She was looking to change the style of her artistic communication and add layers to the meaning they conveyed. These abstract works allowed her to be more impulsive and pushed her to use more experimental and bold color. What you see on the walls is not only the expressive gesture rather also the expressive body, trying to discard and re-locate itself within the painted surface.

Rim Lee is an important internationally collected Korean artist who recently exhibited her work at Love Actually, Seoul Museum, Seoul, South Korea (2013), and Can Can China!, Space Can Beijing, Beijing, China (2013). Previously, she has also participated in the Korean Eye Exhibit at MAD, NYC, Korean Eye-Fantastic Ordinary (2010) and Korean Eye-Moon Generation (2009), Saatchi Gallery in London. At Kasia Kay Art Projects, Rim Lee was featured in The Body a 2-person exhibition with Claudia Hart as well as been a part of many international art fairs including: Art Chicago 2010 and 2011 and scope Miami 2011 last December. In 2010 Lee was nominated for the Perrier Jouet Award.

Carla Gannis – The Garden of Emoji Delights

If you haven’t seen gallery artist Carla Gannis‘ latest work, The Garden of Emoji Delights, you definitely should! Rich with vibrant imagery, this piece was the subject of conversation for many.

Make sure to also check out the reviews by the Huffington Post and Anti-Utopias.



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