Ky Anderson : I Make Plans with the Landscape

20 Jun 2024 – 26 Jul 2024

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New Paintings by Ky Anderson


Ideas take center stage in Ky Anderson’s abstract paintings. She engages in a continuous process of improvisation and translation using a  visual language of bold curves and solid geometry that contrasts with passages of delicate transparencies. Using a variety of mediums, she works on multiple paintings simultaneously, building up translucent layers of oil and acrylic, as ideas flow freely from painting to painting. Layered paint covers past gestures and thin paint reveals the history of the process. This serial process creates interconnected bodies of work but each painting stands as evidence of the search, exploring endless possibilities of shape, color, and line.

Anderson’s abstractions always evolve in response to her world. These recent paintings reflect the fact that after living 25 years in Brooklyn, Anderson has spent the last 4 in KC, in an entirely different environment filled with trees, space and a midwestern light. She says, “Each piece in this body of work reflects my experiences and observations in my new setting. Suspended between abstraction and landscape, this body of work speaks of flowing water, trees falling, dramatic weather, a city at dusk, the changing light through the seasons, and the cycles of life and death, both in flora and in the people around me.”

Ky Anderson(b. 1973, Kansas City)has exhibited widely throughout the United States, Canada and Europe in solo shows, group shows, art fairs and public institutions. Solo shows include exhibitions at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO, Kathryn Markel Fine Art in New York, NY, Republic Gallery in Vancouver, CA, Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Zeitgeist in Nashville, TN. She is a founding member of PAPER GIANTS, an art collective painting large scale works on paper with exhibitions at Moore College of Art, The University of Northern Iowa and more. Recent residencies include Saltonstall Foundation and Vermont Studio Center. Anderson was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and received her BFA The Kansas City Art Institute. She now lives and works in Kansas City. 

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