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Unsettled Spaces: Works by Kyla Zoe Rafert

April 7, 2018 4:00 pm @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An exhibition of original works by acclaimed printmaker and painter Kyla Zoe Rafert will be on display in the hallway gallery of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative at 243 N. 5th St. #140 in Columbus, Ohio, from April 3rd through April 30th. An artist’s reception will be Saturday, April 7th from 4pm-7pm. Food and drink provided.

Rafert’s artwork uses fairytale-inspired narratives that toy with themes of femininity, lost innocence, puberty and death. Stage-like in their presentation, the works often depict intricate, Victorianesque scenes that are technically stunning, visually lovely, and often slightly foreboding.

The majority of the works on display will be etchings, a centuries-old fine art printmaking technique where the artist uses acid to etch a hand-drawn image onto a metal plate and the plate is then inked and used to transfer that image onto paper via an etching press. Also included in the exhibition will be several mixed media pieces that use a combination of hand painted and screen-printed elements.

Kyla Zoe Rafert is an artist and illustrator living near Amanda, Ohio and is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, with residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center and Women’s Studio Workshop, among others. Her work has received national recognition by New American Paintings, American Art Collector, and elsewhere. She received her B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Find her at www.kyla-zoe.com.

The gallery will be open for the building’s open hours: M-F, 7:30am-6pm and Saturdays, 9am-1pm, or by appointment with the artist:
(302)753-8490

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