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Part to Whole: Work by Li Trincere and Ken Weathersby, curated by Karen Schifano

Part to Whole: work by Li Trincere and Ken Weathersby 
November 7 - 22, 2015
Opening: Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4 pm

Curated by Karen Schifano

Key Projects is pleased to present Part to Whole: work by Li Trincere and Ken Weathersby. A two-person exhibition of paintings curated by Karen Schifano. The exhibition will be on view from November 7 - November 22, 2015, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 7th from 2 - 4 pm.

Li Trincere's charismatic shaped paintings and Ken Weathersby's deconstructed painting objects at first seem to have little in common. Both, however, build work with parts that create wholes,  and both are equally articulate in allowing these wholes to devolve back again into their constituent elements. Strong color and seductive surfaces in Trincere's work play against the astringent intelligence of Weathersby's white or neutral grids and collages, making us aware, not only of the provocative edginess of each artist's issues, but of our own assumptions and perceptions as viewers looking for solid ground.  

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About the artists:

Li Trincere has exhibited her work internationally for the past 30 years, including in Australia, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States. During the early 1980s, she was heavily involved in the East Village abstract painting scene and showed at many of the landmark venues of the time, including Mission Gallery, Pyramid Club, Kamikaze Club, and The World. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she exhibited at key galleries presenting new abstraction, such as Julian Pretto/Berland Hall, Stark Gallery, and Gabriele Bryers Gallery (all NYC), as well as the legendary Galerie Rolf Ricke in Cologne, Germany. She is a member of Minus Space Gallery and has participated in a number of recent group shows there. Li has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Edward Albee Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and Artists Space. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and Kunstforum, among others. Li holds an MFA in Painting from Hunter College, NYC, and a BFA in Printmaking from Southampton College, Southampton, NY.

Ken Weathersby’s paintings were on exhibit in 2015 in “Textual” at ODETTA Gallery, in a three-person show at 57w57 Arts, and in “Off the Grid” at Pierogi Gallery in New York City.  His work is traveling in “Therely Bare (Redux),” a group show which opened in Leiden, the Netherlands, at I.S. Projects in spring 2015. Weathersby’s works were seen in 2014 in the exhibitions “Off the Wall” at Parallel Art Space, “Pierogi XX” at Pierogi Gallery, and the Aljira Fellows exhibition at Aljira Art Center. Recent solo shows include “Strange Fit” at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn (2012), “Silent Opera” at One River Gallery in Englewood, NJ (2013), and “Cache” at NIAD Art Center Gallery in Richmond, CA (2013). His paintings were also included in “Post-Op” at Mixed Greens Gallery in New York (2012) and the National Academy of Art Museum’s 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art in New York. Weathersby received an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
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