Kayne Griffin presents two new exhibitions…”Falling” by Kiki Kogelnik, and Rosha Yaghmai’s “AfterImages.” The gallery hosted an in-person opening reception on July 10, 2021. Be sure to contact the gallery through August 28 to view the show, if you missed it.

Kiki Kogelnik, Untitled,1960, Gouache on paper, 14 x 17 inches (35.6 x 43.2 cm) Framed Dimensions: 17 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches (45.1 x 52.7 x 4.4 cm) © Kiki Kogelnik Foundation, Courtesy of the Kiki Kogelnik Foundation and Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles

Kogelnik started creating work in the early 1950s—by the 60s, she focused on the human form and outlines of body parts and by the 70s, there was an explicit focus on the portrayal and representation of women and the female figure. Kiki Kogelnik (1935 – 1997) was born in Austria and lived and worked between Vienna and New York. Recent solo museum shows include Kiki Kogelnik – Inner Life (Kunsthalle Stavanger, Norway); Kiki Kogelnik: Fly Me to the Moon (Modern Art Oxford, UK); and I Have Seen the Future (Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg). She was the subject of major retrospectives at Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna, Austria in 1998 and at Kunsthalle Krems, Austria in 2013.

Through a sculptural practice that melds industrial and craft processes, Rosha Yaghmai’s work utilizes these provocations to alter the familiar. She use materials such as silicon and resin for their skin-like translucency and bodily, fleshy quality. Yaghmai contrasts this softness with hard mediums like cast plaster or fiberglass to contradict the expected. Her work, in exhibition form, often takes shape as an assemblage of fragmented objects that evoke an environment of estrangement.

Rosha Yaghmai lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from CalArts in 2007.

On view: July 10 – August 28, 2021; 

What: Kiki Kogelnik, Rosha Yaghmai
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 S. La Brea Ave., LA, 90019

Phone: 310 586-6886
Website: https://www.kaynegriffin.com/