Kazimira Rachfal •
Space is big...Really big.
March 27 - April 26, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, March 27th 7-9pm
Space...is big. Really big. You won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is.
-Douglas Adams, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Space ...is big. Really big, the title of Kazimira Rachfal's fourth solo show at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, is both playful and provocative.
It's also incredibly appropriate when one considers abstract painting's power to provide the physical and suggest the infinite, a doorway that dynamic abstraction directs one through, knowledge without words, painting's territory. Part of a tradition that reaches way back, Rachfal's work brings us in contact with the mysterious, elusive scale of Byzantine icons, the impersonal beauty and spirituality of Kazimir Malevich, and the intimate touch of Helmut Federle.
Most of Rachfal's paintings in this show are small. At the same time there is a lot of force behind them, they pack a punch: tactile and physical, small jewels, finite, textured, and layered. Rachfal achieves the enormity of scale associated with painters like Clyfford Still, but Dylan explains it best, she.... sees the master's hand in every grain of sand.
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