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Understanding Ellsworth Kelly Without Understanding Ellsworth Kelly: A solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by John Kowalczyk | Come see Johnny's exhibit and opening on July 6th from 6-9 pm

Redline Milwaukee (1422 N. 4th St Milwaukee, WI 53212) is pleased to
announce Understanding Ellsworth Kelly Without Understanding Ellsworth Kelly, a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by John Kowalczyk, www.johnkowalczyk.tumblr.com. The work in this show borrows color palettes and formal arrangements from Ellsworth Kelly but
instead of a pure and minimal surface it is saturated, layered, and
patterned. Kowalczyk is interested in the hierarchy of painting and
the similarities between decorative and conceptual painting. Fabrics,
handmade papers, repurposed prints, and ribbons are some of the
collage elements that create the layers within the work, the materials
are kitsch in nature but transcend themselves when placed in their
high art context. The opening reception will be held on Friday July
6th, 2012 from 6 to 9pm.

John Kowalczyk was born in Chicago, IL in 1988. He was the winter
artist in resident with the Around the Coyote Gallery in Chicago, IL
in 2007 and graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in
2010. Kowalczyk is currently an artist in residence with RedLine
Milwaukee where he holds a studio and volunteers with the community to share his love of art. John recently showed his work with American
Fantasy Classics, Cedarburg Cultural Center, The Charles Allis Art
Museum, and Effjay Projekts.

For more information please contact John Kowalczyk at kowalczykart@gmail.com.

Posted by: Michael DiGilio
5/30/12

Michael DiGilio
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