On 3rd Friday in June, Kiosk Gallery presents “My Hand – Mi Mano”, a solo exhibition of paintings by Cristina Muñiz. In this selection of new works, Muñiz reveals “the hand of the artist” with a language of organic, abstract forms and spaces.
“My paintings contain heavily abstracted recollections of a combined past. Every work rests not entirely on a complete public understanding but a shared sense of the human experience and immersion into it. Stories relayed to me, mixed with my own first-hand memory, become personalized. The work’s focus is to make these memories and stories tangible and inclusive.
“Abstractions, as the vocabulary in my painted and graphics work, are composed of shape, line and scale. There is an inventory of space in the work that, not unlike a theatrical stage, grounds my “characters or actors”. These acting forms and shapes move through and within several picture planes and are created by conscious and unconscious performance on canvas and paper.”
After walking away from a partially complete painting major over twenty years ago, Cristina Muñiz left her home in San Antonio to enroll in the Kansas City Art Institute and earned a BFA in 2014. She is an alumnus of Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency program. Muñiz currently lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri.
Show runs: June 16th – July 13th, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, June 16th, 6-9pm
Regular gallery hours:
Fridays – Noon to 6pm
Saturdays – Noon to 4pm
Saturday, July 1st
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