January 21st – March 10th, 2022: Nika Winn- Bring to a Boil, Let Simmer

Please join us on 3rd Friday, January 21st, as Kiosk Gallery presents Bring to a Boil, Let Simmer, a solo exhibition of drawings by Nika Winn. Winn uses pen and paper to work through imagined environments of psychological space.

Artist Statement:

In my work I focus on bridging the gap between the abstract subconscious and the concrete events and objects that influence it. Drawing inspiration from contemporary and dated pop culture, news headlines, and personal thoughts, I create landscape narratives evocative of repetitive self-soothing behaviors. Building imagery through cross-hatched scratches and meticulous dust spots, the recurrent motifs develop a hectic visual of a mental process. The details gradually build up in an ad-lib fashion, forming a visually noisy composition where they are then left to simmer. Using pared back materials of pen and paper the cartoon manipulation of thought and substance is depicted in monotone. The layers of texture and tonal variation saturate the metaphorical landscapes with a grainy dimension that alludes to the temporal nature of the psychological realm.


Nika Winn is a Kansas City based artist and illustrator. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2013 with a BFA in Painting and Art History. She was a recipient of The Fish Factory Artist Residency in 2018 and her illustrations have been featured in The KC Pitch, Art in the Loop KC, and KC Zine Con.


Artist’s Reception:

Friday, January 21st, 2022, 6-9 pm
Show runs through March 10th, 2022

Open Hours:

Saturdays 12-4 pm
and by appointment

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