PACS Gallery is pleased to present Spektr, a show of new drawings by Denise Kupferschmidt. Spektr combines selections from several open series within Kupferschmidt’s work, and highlights formal currents running through her studies on various subjects and topics.
The drawing of Denise Kupferschmidt employ an unmistakable vocabulary of form and texture; they speak to dualities inherent in nature and humanity: light and dark, empty and full, bad and good. Between these opposites is the exact moment of death; and in Kupferschmidt’s work that spirituality is materially represented through bold, primitive yet elegant forms that evoke notions of universally understood symbol sets and iconic figures.
Denise Kupferschmidt was born in Princeton, NJ, received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and is now living in Brooklyn, NY. She has participated in numerous exhibitions around the US including New York, Providence, and Los Angeles, and has had solo exhibitions in Chicago and Boston. Her work has been included in exhibitions in New York at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Marvelli Gallery, Eleven Rivington, and the Horticultural Society of New York, as well as at Western Exhibitions in Chicago, and CAVE in Detroit. She was recently featured as a NADA Emerging Artist in The L Magazine. Denise is co-organizer, with Joshua Smith, of “Apartment Show”, a series of roving group shows featuring artists in New York City.