Denise Kupferschmidt: Windows – Art Plugged

Janice K. Johnson


Denise Kupferschmidt: Windows
June 4 to July 4, 2022
Halsey McKay Gallery
79a Newtown Lane
East Hampton
NY 11937

Halsey McKay Gallery is pleased to present Windows, a solo exhibition By Denise Kupferschmidt, on view from June 4 to July 4, 2022. Windows will be exhibited on the gallery’s second floor concurrently with Chris Duncan’s solo exhibition, Strawberry, occupying the ground floor and an installation of stained-glass by Frank Haines in the gallery window. An opening reception will be held on June 4 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Denise Kupferschmidt - Windows Installation
Windows Installation
Courtesy of Halsey McKay Gallery

In Windows, her fifth solo show with the gallery, Denise Kupferschmidt uses the morphing light and repeated geometric forms of her urban landscape to present a colorful evocation of the passage of time. Painting the view out her window over and over during lockdown, Kupferschmidt playfully evokes the window itself, in a series of paintings that capture the familiar while resisting the banal. The consistent rectangular skyline of these works emphasizes an isolated perspective.

Windows Installation
Courtesy of Halsey McKay Gallery

Nevertheless, the view from the window(s) is constantly changing — reflecting how prolonged observation and thought provides new insights on a space. Charting the position of the sun and the moon, these window views reveal the ways in which these cosmic shifts can affect our environment and mood.

Windows Installation
Courtesy of Halsey McKay Gallery

Kupferschmidt’s process represents the quest of an artist to fuse her creative practice with everyday life. Following the movement of the sun outside the linearly deconstructed skyline — in the relief of bright colors which suggest dawn or dusk — Kupferschmidt implies that the passage of time is a miracle as confounding and constant as gravitational orbit, the centrifugal force of which keeps us all in our place.

©2022 Denise Kupferschmidt, Halsey McKay Gallery





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