Visiting Artist: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Newcity Art, April 3rd, 2012
...Antonia Gurkovska’s solo show, “Index,” at Kavi Gupta Gallery, orchestrated black and metallic colors into a fluorescent lit cocktail lounge atmosphere of post-minimal paintings. Makeshift yet sharply critical, her material resonates beyond recent “provisional” painting. Bubble wrap, with its repetitive grid and implications of transitional and temporary protection, is the texture du jour here. Gurkovska cut a grid of eye-like holes into four paintings, revealing receding layers of cut cloth or vinyl in what I want to call, oddly, the inside of the painting. The repeating pattern of cut eye shapes produces the queer experience of looking into the painting and simultaneously being looked at by the painting. The paintings mimic the sphere of social networking; the poker-faced paranoia of the vulnerable individual competing in a free market economy where peer means enemy, resources are scarce, and the field of action is the bar.....
Related Artists: Antonia Gurkovska
Related Exhibitions: Index