Vault | Kim Miskowicz

SHOW OPENING
Friday, August 11th, 6 – 9 PM
Negative Space Galllery @ DL HQ

“These imaginary landscapes are created with layers of found oscilloscope recording papers from the Black Hole Surplus in Los Alamos, NM. The Black Hole Surplus was a large thrift store from the collections of a former Los Alamos National Labs machinist and technician, Ed Grothus.

Due to the nature of how I like to render formations, my process is slow with cutting, tearing and gluing each layer to add depth and texture. These horizons are filled with criss-crossing, overlapping lines that are used to graph formations, rough edges, sediment filled crevasses and places that exist in these papers.”

BIO

Kim Miskowicz is a visual artist based in Oakland, CA. Her work has been exhibited at numerous Bay Area venues including Artists’ Television Access, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Cinematheque, NIAD, and Krowswork. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico and did post graduate study in painting and experimental film at the San Francisco Art Institute and has been an artist in residence at Kala Art Institute and Project 387. Her work focuses on a response to material and data overload creating breaks in continuous thoughts similar to a building obstructing a view of a simple horizon. Her paintings and films are inspired by the belief in therapeutic
effects of viewing distant forms in the landscape. She uses film and video as a multiplier and quick viewer of minutely varied compositions and makes large scale found paper collages. She explores media and material absorption in relation to determining what of our personal, emotional and informational lives one preserves versus invalidates.