Please join us on 3rd Friday in September as Kiosk Gallery presents Pillars, a solo exhibition of sculptural work by Patricia Orpilla. This body of work explores imagery related to time, particularly as it pertains to our relationships with loved ones.
Pillars is a recent body of work by Patricia that uses silk organza and wooden armatures to explore metaphorical depictions of time — the way a shadow might represent the past or “the long bag we drag behind us” as Robert Bly describes, or the imagistic lineage from investigations into the precision of time with sundials mapping positions of the sun in the sky. Her prior folded works have evolved into volumes of transparent layers, revealing the form of the support beneath. Her recent work is inspired by the long-distance relationship she holds with her mother and, currently, her partner while time consciously continues to flee from each of us and abscond. Support systems, pillars and the holes that compose the passage of time have influenced the language in Pillars.
Patricia Orpilla is a visual artist, writer, and organizer based in Kansas City, MO. She has shown locally and nationally, most recently at Front/Space, Vulpes Bastille, and the Earl Francis building in El Paso. She is Senior Editor at Informality, works as a painting & drawing instructor, and is currently an Academic Advisor at KCAI. She works in a studio at the Hobbs building and was previously a resident of the Drugstore.
Friday, September 20th, 2019
show runs through November 7th
Fridays 12-6 pm
Saturdays 12-4 pm
& by appointment
Friday, October 18th, 12-9 pm for Open Studios at the Livestock Exchange Building