David Kordansky Gallery

  • Violet Hopkins
Fauna April 16 — May 29, 2004

  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Sparrow, 2004, ink on paper, 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
  • Sparrow, 2004, (detail) ink on paper, 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
  • Mushrooms Too, 2004, ink on paper, 27.5 x 39.25 inches (69.9 x 99.7 cm)
  • Mushrooms Too, 2004, (detail) ink on paper, 27.5 x 39.25 inches (69.9 x 99.7 cm)
  • Pink Owl, 2004, ink on paper, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
  • Pink Owl, 2004, (detail) ink on paper, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
  • Leopard, 2004, ink on paper, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
  • Leopard, 2004, (detail) ink on paper, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
  • Snow Monkeys, 2004, ink on paper, 40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
  • Snow Monkeys, 2004, (detail) ink on paper, 40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
  • Snow Monkeys, 2004, (detail) ink on paper, 40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
  • Magenta Puff Adder, 2004, ink on paper, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
  • Magenta Puff Adder, 2004, (detail) ink on paper, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
  • Birches, 2004, ink on paper, 40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
  • Birches, 2004, (detail) ink on paper, 40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
  • Marine Iguanas, 2004, ink on paper, 29.5 x 41 inches (74.9 x 104.1 cm)
  • Marine Iguanas, 2004, (detail) ink on paper, 29.5 x 41 inches (74.9 x 104.1 cm)

For immediate release

 

Golinko Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce Fauna, an exhibition of ink on paper paintings by Violet Hopkins. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 16th from 6 to 9PM.

 

In the series Fauna, the compositions consist of sprawling ink stains that bleed into naturalistically rendered environments. Located within the natural habitat are camouflaged animals. In one piece, craggy iguanas fade into the rocks they sit on. In another, an owl’s wings mimic the ripples of nearby bark. The rich ink palettes are forms that flow borderlessly into the representational surroundings. They serve as a chromatic key to the wildlife imagery, depicting each color as its own element. The pieces appear abstract from a distance, but reveal detailed renderings of hidden creatures upon closer inspection. An openness created by negative space adds to the atmospheric quality of the work.

 

Violet Hopkins is a Los Angeles based artist. Her work has been most recently exhibited at John Connelly Presents in New York, LACE in Los Angeles, and Taka Ishii Gallery in Japan. She has participated in Three-Day Weekend in Los Angeles, and is featured in the Flat File Collection at Perogi in Brooklyn, NY. In June 2004 Violet will be participating in a group exhibition at CRG Gallery, NY.

 

For more information please contact the gallery at (323) 222-1482, send a fax to (323) 227-7933 or email info@davidkordanskygallerygallery.com