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