March 24 – April 23, 2017
Common Ground Gallery, VisArts
Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 7 – 9 PM
Kayla Plosz Antiel paints to play with color and form. She says, “I love the weirdness of color; how there’s a limitless number of possibilities.” Individual colors evoke highly particular emotional responses, which are further complicated by their arrangement. She is interested in impure abstraction. Her paintings dabble in representation but are non-committal. There are hints or intimations of images that are never fully revealed or completed. Through this use of color and form she seeks to explore the polemic tensions of creation and destruction, the linear and spatial, flat and dimensional.
About the Artist: Kayla Plosz Antiel (87’) was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, but has lived in the U.S. for the past 18 years. She has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Midwest and East Coast, including Burnet Gallery, Hillyer Art Space, and the Soo Visual Arts Center. Antiel received her M.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2012. She currently lives and works in Fairfax, Virginia.