Denise Kupferschmidt: Windows June 4 to July 4, 2022 Halsey McKay Gallery 79a Newtown Lane East Hampton NY 11937
Halsey McKay Gallery is pleased to present Windows, a solo exhibition By Denise Kupferschmidt, on view from June 4 to July 4, 2022. Windows will be exhibited on the gallery’s second floor concurrently with Chris Duncan’s solo exhibition, Strawberry, occupying the ground floor and an installation of stained-glass by Frank Haines in the gallery window. An opening reception will be held on June 4 from 3 to 6 p.m.
In Windows, her fifth solo show with the gallery, Denise Kupferschmidt uses the morphing light and repeated geometric forms of her urban landscape to present a colorful evocation of the passage of time. Painting the view out her window over and over during lockdown, Kupferschmidt playfully evokes the window itself, in a series of paintings that capture the familiar while resisting the banal. The consistent rectangular skyline of these works emphasizes an isolated perspective.
Nevertheless, the view from the window(s) is constantly changing — reflecting how prolonged observation and thought provides new insights on a space. Charting the position of the sun and the moon, these window views reveal the ways in which these cosmic shifts can affect our environment and mood.
Kupferschmidt’s process represents the quest of an artist to fuse her creative practice with everyday life. Following the movement of the sun outside the linearly deconstructed skyline — in the relief of bright colors which suggest dawn or dusk — Kupferschmidt implies that the passage of time is a miracle as confounding and constant as gravitational orbit, the centrifugal force of which keeps us all in our place.