Artist Lindsey Wolkowicz's Dynamic Body Studies | Visual Art | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Artist Lindsey Wolkowicz's Dynamic Body Studies 

click to enlarge Cold Feet, graphite, acrylic, and wallpaper on wood. 2018.
  • Cold Feet, graphite, acrylic, and wallpaper on wood. 2018.

"Fragility is not something that appeals to me," says Lindsey Wolkowicz. This is obvious during a recent visit to the artist's studio in Kingston. Far from precious, her paintings capture the hurly-burly of lived experience. Figures tumble through space in her work like characters pinwheeling through a particularly tumultuous Stoppard play. Carefully composed, they are lifelike, but clearly not an attempt to mimic life itself.

Surfaces are important to Wolkowicz, who does much of her work on paper and wood. "You can beat on wood and paper," she says. In her works on wood, she intentionally keeps part of the surface uncovered, so viewers are forced to reckon with it. "Wood has life in it, it contains movement in its skin," Wolkowicz says.

Although Wolkowicz does not currently have a show in the region, her work can be seen anytime on the back wall of the Anne Hebard School of Dance on Saint James Street in Kingston. Created for the 2018 O+ Festival, Lifted depicts a group of children, ascending through space against a wallpaper of colored vertical stripes twisted slightly out of shape. The children's arms are all extended, reaching up, trying to find a grip on something to pull them out of the maelstrom.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
SPAC on Stage Series: Anoushka Shankar - Land of Gold @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

SPAC on Stage Series: Anoushka Shankar - Land of Gold

Wed., June 19, 8-9:30 p.m. — The heir to the transcendent musical tradition of her father, Ravi Shankar,...

View all of today's events

Chronogram on Instagram

Latest in Arts & Culture