Susan Te Kahurangi King at Andrew Edlin Gallery: 16 September – 30 October 2016
Susan Te Kahurangi King will feature at the Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York between the 16th of September and the 30th of October 2016. Organized by independent curator Chris Byrne and New Zealand gallerist Robert Heald, the show will run concurrently with King’s first solo museum exhibition at the ICA Miami (curated by Tina Kukielski).
“In King’s compositions, viewers will find peculiar perspectives, a collage-like, breaking-up of pictorial space and the subject matter she depicts in it, and a rollicking sense of the artist’s powerful and expressive art-making line. The drawings from this period, from the artist’s mid-twenties to late thirties, move away from colorful, twisted and gnarled cartoon bodies to a more monochromatic (graphite) and organic patterned abstraction. Here, King’s trademark figures are less in number and, rather than jumping and screaming off the page like in her earlier works, they are more prone to being embedded and camouflaged by a series of delicately woven patterns of sinewy lines, whose borders form abstract fields of which no two are alike. The effect can be disorienting, and satisfying when the artist’s deftly rendered and highly idiosyncratic configurations are located by the viewer.”