Two solo-exhibitions by Kristin Kovak opened in Pittsburgh’s 707 and 709 Penn Galleries on Saturday December 2, 2017 and will be on view through January 28, 2018.
“On Looking” represents highlights from an ongoing series of paintings exploring the visual idiosyncrasies of the heightened museum environment and the artifacts it houses.
“White Noise” a collection of works on paper and site-specific wall drawings that searches for a balance between the chaos of perceptual noise and the subtlety of nuanced observation.
In our current political climate, contradictory observations are amassed and arranged into potential truths. We attempt to discern moments of clarity from moments of fabricated design. Faced with incompatible interpretations, we struggle in a web of polarized black and white realities spun so densely as to appear gray. – Kristin Kovak
Kristin Kovak lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA where she is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.