October's Featured Artist

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Paint, Splatter & Roll: Ginny Sykes' Irreverent Abstractions will continue through November 11th

View more of her work here.

Correspondence #10, acrylic collage on paper, 29 x 41"

Correspondence #10, acrylic collage on paper, 29 x 41"

Spanning a three-year period, these works reflect a renewed attunement to the materiality of paint and experimentation. Thick, thinner, poured, splattered, sprayed, plastered, glued. My language of mark-making (rhythm, shape, line) draws upon ancient archetypes suggestive of our existential human condition. The physical process (visceral, abstract, poetic), aims to express both a restlessness and visual acuity to formal concerns, coalescing in a range of emotions: I’ll leave it to you to find and name them. To this day painting remains for me a space of liberation.

Tracers #2 (Diptych), acrylic on paper, 58 x 41"

Tracers #2 (Diptych), acrylic on paper, 58 x 41"

Ginny Sykes is a Chicago based artist who works in painting, installation, performance and video. Her practice is informed by feminism as a resistance to institutional and prescriptive classifications of a universalized female experience. Aligned with Carl Jung's understanding of alchemy and transformation through artistic process, Sykes is invested in a belief of bringing what lies at the margins of personal and social consciousness to the center of her practice.

All of It (Diptych), acrylic and collage on wood panels, 100 x 60"

All of It (Diptych), acrylic and collage on wood panels, 100 x 60"

Unrest, acrylic collage on archival board, 80 x 30"

Unrest, acrylic collage on archival board, 80 x 30"

 
Posted on October 5, 2017 .