Current Exhibition

Gold Arch

Gold Arch

32 x 64 inches / 81.28 x 162.56 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 2016

Lace Portal

Lace Portal

25 x 50 inches / 63.5 x 127 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 2016

Striped Spire

Striped Spire

8 x 16 inches / 20.32 x 40.64 cm, oil, graphite and gold leaf on wood panels, 2017

Polka Dot Arch

Polka Dot Arch

48 x 96 inches / 121.92 x 243.84 cm, oil, graphite, gold leaf on wood panels, 2016

Blue Arch

Blue Arch

12 x 24 inches / 30.48 x 60.96 cm, graphite, oil on wood panels, 2016

Ridges & Stripes

Ridges & Stripes

15 x 30 inches / 38.1 x 76.2 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 2016

Gray Spires

Gray Spires

20 x 40 inches / 50.8 x 101.6 cm, graphite, oil on wood panels, 2017

Pink Portal

Pink Portal

8 x 16 inches / 20.32 x 40.64 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 2016

Chain Link Fence Mandala

Chain Link Fence Mandala

41 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, graphite on paper, 2016

Tile Floor Mandala

Tile Floor Mandala

41 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, acrylic, graphite on paper, 2016

Gold Tapestry Mandala

Gold Tapestry Mandala

41 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, acrylic on paper, 2016

Gold Chain Link Fence Mandala

Gold Chain Link Fence Mandala

44 x 30.5 inches / 111.76 x 77.47 cm, acrylic, graphite on paper, 2016

Ridges

Ridges

10.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 2017

Arch

Arch

10.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 2017

Spires

Spires

10.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 2017

Gray Arch #3

Gray Arch #3

18 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Green Landscape #1

Green Landscape #1

18 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Green Arch #1

Green Arch #1

18 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Green Landscape #2

Green Landscape #2

18 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

Magenta Landscape #3

Magenta Landscape #3

18 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

32 x 64 inches / 81.28 x 162.56 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 201625 x 50 inches / 63.5 x 127 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 20168 x 16 inches / 20.32 x 40.64 cm, oil, graphite and gold leaf on wood panels, 201748 x 96 inches / 121.92 x 243.84 cm, oil, graphite, gold leaf on wood panels, 201612 x 24 inches / 30.48 x 60.96 cm, graphite, oil on wood panels, 201615 x 30 inches / 38.1 x 76.2 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 201620 x 40 inches / 50.8 x 101.6 cm, graphite, oil on wood panels, 20178 x 16 inches / 20.32 x 40.64 cm, oil and graphite on wood panels, 201641 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, graphite on paper, 201641 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, acrylic, graphite on paper, 201641 x 29.5 inches / 104.14 x 74.93 cm, acrylic on paper, 201644 x 30.5 inches / 111.76 x 77.47 cm, acrylic, graphite on paper, 201610.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 201710.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 201710.5 x 10.5 inches / 26.67 x 26.67 cm, graphite on paper, 201718 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201718 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201718 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201718 x 12.5 inches / 45.72 x 31.75 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201718 x 25 inches / 45.72 x 63.5 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2017

 

MARCH 11 – APRIL 15, 2017

KIKI GAFFNEY

The Space In Between

 

ARTIST RECEPTION & TALK:
Saturday, March 11, 5:00 – 7:00 PM | TALK at 6:00 PM

 

Pentimenti Gallery concludes the winter season and welcomes spring with the work of KIKI GAFFNEY. This show is Kiki’s fifth solo exhibition with Pentimenti Gallery.

Gaffney’s work looks to bring into focus the stunning visual patterns and order within structures we come across daily that can often times be so ingrained in our lives that we give them little thought, or even overlook altogether. By juxtaposing organic, animate shapes with organized design elements, she enables us not only to re-experience, but rather opens a space for contemplation and deeper examination into the relationship between our natural and created ‘atmospheres’. In this sense, the work becomes meditative, inviting the viewer to slow down and appreciate the poetic beauty of configuration and decoration within the landscape which ultimately forms our lives.

For this exhibition, Kiki finds particular inspiration from a series of photographs she took of rock formations at Arches National Park in Moab, UT. The paintings on wood panels explore the rhythmic and whimsical energy found within these natural rock formations that bring forth a sense of grandeur and feeling of being on hallowed ground. The works on paper represent the structural, manufactured patterns she sees around the neighborhood where her studio is located in North Philadelphia. In comparison, these images are presented in a circular, ‘mandala’ form to convey their own sense of a sacred space. Her intention with this work is to visually reflect, as well as conceptually reflect upon, two seemingly separate, yet contextually similar, intertwined surroundings.

Kiki Gaffney graduated from Loyola College, Baltimore (BA), and at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia (MFA). Gaffney’s work was included in the following exhibitions: the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Abington Art Center, Jenkintown; Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN; Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco and more. In 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 she was granted a residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA. In 2015, she was listed in the Philly Voice as the “10 Female Artists You Need to Know”. Her works are in various public and private collections.

For all inquiries, please contact Pentimenti Gallery at mail@pentimenti.com or +1 215.625.9990.

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