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Cherril Kolesik
Mélange of Milieu
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • New York, 1917
Mixed Media on Muslin
50" x 22" 

    New York, 1917

    Mixed Media on Muslin
    50" x 22"
  • Lion Cub  (diptych)
Mixed Media on Fabric
20" x 48" 

    Lion Cub
    (diptych)

    Mixed Media on Fabric
    20" x 48"
  • Inrō with Ojimi
Mixed Media on Muslin
26" x 19.5" 

    Inrō with Ojimi

    Mixed Media on Muslin
    26" x 19.5"
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Cherril Kolesik

CHERRIL KOLESIK

Mélange of Milieu
June 14 – July 5, 2016
Reception: Thursday, June 16, 2016 6-8 PM

While an artist's work may seem finished when hanging in a gallery, time continues to form a painting away from the artist's vision, and Cherril Kolesik's museum series embraces this fact. In her works, Kolesik conveys the beauty in imperfection and artistic context. Her mixed media work, which combines paint and text on fabric, has a multidimensional take on this topic, with an evocative palette mingling with textual descriptions of the artist's subject matter. The resulting mix comes off almost as commentary, contextualizing Kolesik's artwork in the wider scope of art history.
 
Kolesik's work bears the influences of art history and international artwork, as well as that of her own experience from running her own business in decorative painting for over 20 years. Her work strays from overly didactic composition, retaining a focus on graceful minimalism and process. Regarding this process, Kolesik reveals her techniques in her work by leaving earlier structures intact as essential parts of her composition. These layers allow for a sense of deconstruction, like the erosion of a painting in reverse, and a sense of time passing, allowing moments of motion into Kolesik's historical works. 

Kolesik currently works out of her studio in Connecticut.