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A duo exhibition by Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery will pair works by Tamara Gonzales and Kemar Keanu Wynter. Gonzales’s amalgams of patterned motifs are frequently inspired by thrifted textiles that she collects from around the world, particularly lace, which she uses as a distinctive stencil for spray paint. Other pieces emerge from her own generative mark-making and visionary collaborations with the Shipibo people of Peru. Wynter’s dynamic color fields of oil-pastel pigment are also expressions of everyday life, nourished by his years of cooking and eating with family and friends. Each painting pays homage to a particular meal, a practice the Jamaican-American artist describes as “a form of archiving—both of my family’s recipes and the stories attached to them.”
About the Gallery
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The gallery was founded in Brooklyn in 2004 as an artist-run project space. Today, “Klaus” has built upon its foundation of emerging artists, expanding its roster and footprint, while continuing to represent many of those from its early days. The founders maintain their ethos of presenting work in a context that is artist-oriented and artist-directed. We support each artist in their endeavors to expand their careers, and aspire to create conversations and community.
Kemar Keanu Wynter, (V.) Earl Grey and Water Crackers, 2022, Oil pastel, acrylic, graphite and grommets on collaged French cardstock. Courtesy of the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.
Kemar Keanu Wynter, (VI.) Tomorrow’s Dumplings, 2022, Oil pastel, acrylic, graphite and grommets on collaged French cardstock, 52 1⁄4 × 48 5⁄8 inches (132.72 × 123.51 cm.). Courtesy of the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.
Tamara Gonzales, Golden Dawn, 2021, acrylic, pastel, and spray paint on canvas, 85 × 74 inches (215.90 × 187.96 cm.). Courtesy of the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.
Tamara Gonzales, Golden Dawn, 2021, Acrylic, pastel, and spray paint on canvas, 85 × 74 inches (215.90 × 187.96 cm.). Courtesy of the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery