VAULT - opening reception 8/3-9/30/17
NEGATIVE SPACE GALLERY at DEPENDABLE LETTERPRESS
VAULT - new collages by Kim Miskowicz
Vault by Kim Miskowicz, 2017, mixed media collage on panel, 30"H x 40"W
Exhibition Dates: August 3 - September 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 11, 6 - 9pm
Exhibition Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5
Dependable Letterpress, 1192 Illinois Street, San Francisco, California 94107
VAULT is a solo exhibition of new collages by the artist Kim Miskowicz. In this latest series, Miskowicz creates fictional landscapes from layers of found oscilloscope and other technical recording papers from the Black Hole Surplus in Los Alamos, NM. The Black Hole Surplus was a large thrift store from the collections of a former Los Alamos National Labs machinist and technician, Ed Grothus. Miskowicz slowly renders these vast landscapes by cutting, tearing, and gluing each layer of paper to add depth and texture. Miskowicz also uses the variety of paper thickness and printed patterns to guide the viewer into skies, water, and pilings of unknown formations. These rough-edged horizons with sediment-filled crevasses contain criss-crossing, overlapping lines that are used to graph formations and devise places that exist in these papers.
NIAD Annex April 7-28 >> PUZZLE: by Kim Miskowicz
30" x 40" mixed media on panel
opening reception: Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
with music spun by Tim Buckwalter!
NIAD Art Center 551 23rd Street Richmond, CA 94804
I have a show of new found paper collages up at NIAD in April in Richmond, CA. Please stop by for the opening reception on Saturday, April 15th, 2017. Also showing at NIAD’s galleries are solo shows by the inspiring Marlon Mullen and Sylvia Fragoso. DETAILS
These imaginary landscapes are created with layers of found oscilloscope recording papers from the Black Hole Surplus in Los Alamos, NM. The Black Hole Surplus was a large thrift store from the collections of a former Los Alamos National Labs machinist and technician, Ed Grothus. Due to the nature of how I like to render formations, my process is slow with cutting, tearing, and gluing each layer to add depth and texture. These rough-edged horizons with sediment-filled crevasses contain criss-crossing, overlapping lines that are used to graph formations and devise places that exist in these papers.
WIN WIN 5
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 4-6pm at Clif Bar HQ in Emeryville, CA
I also have 2 paintings available at the upcoming NIAD fundraiser WIN WIN 5
NIAD Art Center’s visual art program promotes meaningful independent living by artists with disabilities—while its artists create remarkable contemporary art. In a unique open studio environment, and with the guidance of qualified staff, NIAD artists acquire new skills in artistic practice and in independent living.
I hope you are well, and hope to see you soon!
All the best,
NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 8pm
WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO of ARE YOU? and other shorts by Kim Miskowicz
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS
NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 8pm
Drawing from her video archive of references for her 2-dimensional work, Miskowicz weaves the sublime with reminders of its impermanence such as listening to crickets at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon interrupted by the starting of a car. In this intimate program of moving images, Kim Miskowicz explores cognitive and physical place, animated found imagery, pulsating landscapes, privacy and video fragments within a variety of formats.
Screening will include films and videos spanning nearly a decade of other compositional musings and nostalgic speculations on points in space. See new cell phone camera generations of “XU Extract,” in celebration of it’s 11th birthday, a generationally updated and downgraded video that chases conversions of moving image formats, with each new generation containing a small part of the first.
ARE YOU ? – digital video
Travel Plaza – digital video
Oakland, CA – Middle Harbor Rd – digital video
ABQ do not edit – Super 8mm
Saving the Next to Last – hand-crank Super 8mm
Bennetteville Movie – digital video
XU – 11th birthday – digital video
Building Drip – Super 8mm
Midwinter Firework- digital video
Daily Winter Bridge – Super 8mm
Cement Ship Called the Palo Alto – Super 8mm
Part III – Super 8mm
“My work focuses on a response to material and data overload creating breaks in continuous thoughts similar to a building obstructing a view of a simple horizon. My paintings and films are inspired by the belief in therapeutic effects of viewing distant forms in the landscape. I use film and video as a multiplier and quick viewer of minutely varied compositions. I explore media and material absorption in relation to determining what of our personal, emotional and informational lives one preserves versus invalidates.”
–Kim Miskowicz 2016
Pressing Moments, SPRING 2016 ART UPDATE
I hope this post finds you well during this super-bloom-pollen-don't-forget-the-late-bloomers spring:
One of my LABELS SERIES paintings, "Wall With No Name," is included in Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parks at the The David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. This exhibition is a celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the National Park System as seen through the eyes of Bay Area artists. There will be a beer and wine reception, free and open to the public. I hope you can join me at the reception!
Common Ground Opening Reception
2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704
Friday, May 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Free; $10 Suggested Donation
Alexis Arnold, Jenny E. Balisle, Tony Bellaver, George-Ann Bowers, Mariet Braakman, Hopi Breton, Kimberley D'Adamo Green, Marshall Elliott, Tanja Geis, J. M. Golding, Jeff Greenwald, Andras Ladai, Malcolm Lubliner, Kara Maria, Kim Miskowicz, Karen Preuss, Ansley West Rivers, Caroline Seckinger, Paul Taylor, Christopher Woodcock
ALSO, I had the fortune of working with the brilliant flash fiction writer Kara Vernor on her upcoming chapbook, "Because I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song," for Split Lip Press. The cover art is based on my recent LABELS series maquettes. Get this on your list of summer reading material for June 2016!
FINALLY, I am immensely delighted to announce my upcoming residency in July at Project 387. I will be editing a new video capturing disruptions in idealized places of landscape, mind and emotion. More to come ...
UPCOMING: MAY 20, 2016, A CELEBRATION OF OUR NATIONAL PARKS
COMMON GROUND at the Brower Center in Berkeley, CA
opening reception May 20th, 2016, details tbd
The Brower Center is excited to announce our 2016 juried exhibition, which will run from May 20 – September 8, 2016. On the hundredth anniversary of the National Park System, the 2016 juried exhibition will address "America’s Best Idea" as seen through the eyes of local artists. The 2016 juried show jurors are Stephanie Hanor, Director, Mills College Art Museum, Katrina Traywick, Director, Traywick Contemporary, Laurie Rich, Executive Director of the David Brower Center, and Sean Uyehara, Director of Programs, Headlands Center for the Arts.
This year marks the centennial of the Organic Act of 1916, which established the National Park Service. The purpose of the agency is, “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” Art was crucial to creation of the National Parks System, and continues to be essential to advocates for parks: The oils of Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, Thomas Moran, and other painters of Yosemite moved President Lincoln, in 1864, to protect that most beautiful of valleys as a park. Paintings and photographs of Yellowstone had the same effect in 1872. The success of David Brower and Ansel Adams in getting a copy of Adams’s portfolio of photographs, Sierra Nevada: the John Muir Trail, into the hands of Franklin Roosevelt tipped the balance in creation of Kings Canyon National Park.
Artists today continue in this tradition. Maya Lin’s “Confluence Project,” made up of collaborative installations in parks along the Columbia River, and her “What Is Missing” project commemorates the biodiversity vanishing now in the Sixth Extinction. Conceptual artist Amy Balkin proposes a “clean air park” in the atmosphere and a “global commons.” These contemporaries carry on artistically the conceptual work of activists like David Brower, whose full-page 1969 New York Times ad proposed that this planet become a “conservation district” within the universe--an “Earth National Park"--and of the evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson, who, at the national parks summit last May, proposed setting aside half of our planet for life forms other than ourselves.
Jenny E. Balisle
Kimberley D'Adamo Green
J. M. Golding
Ansley West Rivers
My video, TRAVEL PLAZA, is showing as part of Krowsworkerswork, A 10-DAY FESTIVAL at Krowswork
480 23rd Street - side entrance
Oakland, California 94612
OPENING: January 1, 2016, 3-7 pm
CLOSING: January 10, 2016, 2-4 pm
OTHER HOURS: Saturday, Jan 2 1-5; Friday January 8th, 4-8; Saturday, Jan 9, 1-5.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
DECEMBER 12, 2015, at Lost & Foundry
Facebook event here
You are invited to “Something For Everyone,” at Lost & Foundry Studios 305 Center Street, Oakland, CA, on December 12th 5-7 PM. SFE is a group show of work by 10 artists living and working in the Bay Area.
The show consists of painting, sculpture, illustration and photography. Viewers will find mixed media paintings and drawings in which the natural world emerges on a micro and macro level. Landscapes and objects, familiar and abstract materialize from assembled scraps of fabric, wood and paper. Other work explores the psyche and narratives through paintings, ink drawings and photography.
Lost & Foundry Studios and Gallery is a 15,000 square foot facility that contains work space for 11 artists and a gallery. The mission is to maintain a space where creative freedom can be pursued on an individual and collective level. L&F aims to provide a cultural base for the members by hosting exhibitions for themselves and colleagues to provide a bridge between artists and the communities they live and work in.
Many of the Lost & Foundry residents will have their studios open for viewing during the event.
SF Cinematheque Benefit and more!
I donated a diptych, Record Holders, to San Francisco Cinematheque's 5th Annual Art Auction and Benefit. This will be a fun celebration, with great food, wine, music and art (for sale by auction) contributed by over 60 great artists.
when: Saturday, September 26, 7–10pm
where: San Francisco Cinematheque/Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street (at Market) in SF, CA
admission: $20 general/$15 for Cinematheque members (advance tickets available here)
preview the auction and bid online (from near and far)
Also, I am on San Francisco Cinematheque’s Board of Directors and Auction Committee this year. WE STILL NEED A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS for the night of the event. Please consider giving us a few hours of your time to help make this event a success! If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm: Saving the Next to Last performance
Free; $10 Suggested Donation
Join Security Question artists for an evening wine reception in the Brower Center’s Hazel Wolf Gallery. Artist Kim Miskowicz will present a live edition of Saving the Next to Last, a “reverse archive” of digital material transferred to the analog format of Super 8mm film. By documenting fake security questions and Google Earth locations on celluloid, Miskowicz playfully argues that a physical record might be more long-lasting than a digital one after all.
from the curators:
Our sense of security holds broad implications for our personal lives and political actions—informing decisions from the mundane to the momentous. In an open call for entry, the Brower Center asked Bay Area artists to offer a 21st century perspective on this complex and incredibly significant concept. The result is Security Question, a juried exhibition that embraces an expansive definition, exploring contemporary military and police issues while widening the debate to include environmental, social, and economic concerns. At times dark, humorous, and hopeful, the featured artworks investigate our national and local defense systems and explore whether security might also be found in our connections to each other and the natural world.
Lino Azevedo - Terry Berlier - Gail Bravos - Jerome Brunet - Charlie Costello - Rodney Ewing - Alison OK Frost - Linda Gass - Michael Hall - Rebecca Herman and Mark Shoffner - Carter Johnston - Kim Miskowicz - Maggie Preston - Paul Taylor - Jesse Walton - Stephen Whisler
12/15/14 - 12/31/15
I am looking for venues and funding to continue to show the works that were included in my solo show at Krowswork Gallery last fall. While I'm researching and applying, if you know of a venue or organization that has an open time-slot, space and/or funding to show these works related to technological acceleration and geologic time please contact me kim at kimmiskowicz.com