|Aligned: Sit, Breathe, Slowdown, Relax
New work by Jaq Belcher
April 16-May 21, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, April 16, 6:30-8:30 pm
Artist will be in attendance
Kirk Hopper Fine Art is pleased to announce our upcoming solo exhibition for artist Jaq Belcher titled Aligned: Sit, Breathe, Slowdown, Relax. The title is both a reference to the desired state of being that arises from her practice and a simple instruction for those who encounter the work.
Belcher's work is founded in a contemplative process of reduction and repetition. She investigates her own personal and spiritual understanding of frequency, consciously placing importance on the effect of every individual amendment to the surface of the paper, creating a three-dimensional landscape of sacred geometry through the symbolism of the seed form and emphasis on the power of concentration.
Jaq Belcher, Beyond Home, installation, 108" x 108"
The twelve pieces presented, return to the simplicity of the two cut form, a seed shape known as the vesica piscis. Created with single sheets of paper and an X-Acto knife they are a hybrid between drawing and object. The artist considers them primitive blue prints of alternate states of being. Fields of energy are intended to interact with those who stand before them.
The exhibition centers around an installation titled Beyond Home. The artist will complete a site specific, 9 x 9 foot floor drawing using 72,000 hand cut paper seeds that she has collected from works made in the last 15 years.
Jaq Belcher has been the subject of numerous national and international exhibitions. She also has been the recipient of multiple awards including, the Mary Hinman Carter PrizeNational Academy School of Fine Arts and Dessie Greer Award for Graphics from the National Academy Museum in New York. Belcher currently lives and works in New York City.
Erin Stafford, Haute Cuisine from Bygone Eras (Berry), 2015, soap and glass panel
Marking her debut at KHFA, Erin Stafford's solo exhibition engages the viewer with concepts relating to ideas of fetishes, absurdity and visual pleasure. Her ability to fluidly combine pomp majesty with quintessential kitch creates a visual language that evokes sensations of creature comforts within a domestic setting.
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