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-August 2014
Nice post in Painter's Bread. 
-July 2014
-April 2013
Collaboration with Woodpoint & Kingsland. Hand painted, one of a kind skateboard.
 
 
-April 2013
Interview with ahtcast
-March 2013
53 Stanton Street  ::  New York, NY 10002  ::  646.820.9068
frosch&portmann is pleased to present Cloud Weight, our first solo exhibition by Brooklyn based artist Ky Anderson.
Cloud Weight  explores forces of pressure in the physical and visceral realms. In Anderson’s paintings and drawings there is a force weighing heavily from above. The weight of the clouds holds everything together, and the structures below push back up. The artist has chosen parts of the natural world and stripped them down to their simplest form or gesture. The weights, pulls, and supports of our environment and the landscape are rendered in ethereal images that depict both the things you can and cannot see.
 
While the works in Cloud Weight are primarily abstract, upon further examination, the viewer can discern imagery that is descriptive of the world around us. A simple line implies a rope that’s holding a platform. The platform holds up the clouds and sky. In Anderson’s compositions, all of the elements depend on each other’s support. Each part is dependent on the whole and cannot stand alone.
 
Ky Anderson’s exquisitely rendered formations are naturally symmetrical and properly balanced, like totems that tower upwards to the sky or stacked structures with appropriate supports. The paintings and drawings are executed in many layers; each layer relates to one another to create a feeling of three-dimensional distance. An abstract perspective is created that encourages the viewer to consider the distance from their viewpoint to the farthest horizon in the work. 
 
When surveying the works, consider multiple perspectives; viewing from close up as well as from the opposite side of the room. By doing so, one is able to mirror the experience created in the works of searching through the distractions, objects, patterns, and openings in order to see a world beyond one’s immediate surroundings.
 
Many of Anderson’s paintings and drawings are inspired by memories: remembrances of the color of a room or the shape of a cloud. The combination of the struggle to see into the distance and these memory flashes provoke the vivid stories that inhabit Ky Anderson’s cloud-filled wondrous landscapes.
 
CLICK HERE for install shots



-Sept 2012
Limited edition with 20x200

-July 2012


  
Two paintings in Cannonball! A group show curated by artist Vicki Sher at Frosch & Portmann in New York. Artists in the show also include Denise Kupferschmidt, Joshua Marsh, Gary Petersen, Lauren Seiden, Don Voisine, Paul Wackers and Tamara Zahaykevich.

Inspired by the iconic call of summer, the swimmers’ cry of “Cannonball!” as they jump into a pool, this exhibition brings together artists who dive into specific territory while maintaining a playful spirit. The show connects driven and deeply pursued paths to the lighthearted attitude behind summer vacation.

Many of the artists connect to the show’s title with strong black shapes that pack a punch. In Don Voisine’s paintings and Lauren Seiden’s dense graphite works on paper, the viewer is drawn into the black surface to consider questions of space, balance and rhythm. Denise Kupferschmidt’s black drawings on tile bring to mind icons and talismans; at the same time they act as a lighthearted reminder of the pool’s edge. Paul Wackers’ still lifes use black for contrast, to emphasize the plant’s strong silhouette and power as a signifier of interior life.

Other artists connect to the laidback feeling of Summer. Joshua Marsh’s quiet, glowing paintings: a book, a pitcher and a door handle summon a narrative of quiet country summers. Gary Petersen’s brightly colored, hard-edged paintings and Ky Anderson’s dripping, layered shapes, offer the measureless possibilities of geometric abstraction. Here, line, color and shape have a confident formality but call up ideas as far apart as diving boards, pinball machines, mountain vistas, ice cream cones, and the Inner Eye. Tamara Zahaykevich’s lively sculptures use found materials as a spring-board to carefully considered constructions that manage to be generous, each small piece having numerous, even smaller bombshell moments, while they coyly withhold the private systems that shape them.

Cannonball! is a collective jump into the pool. Each artist plunges into her/his subject while feeling the ripple of activity in the room. Each distinct body of work claims a piece of its own, and shared, area.

-June 2012




Images courtesy of Jen Bekman Gallery
Pleased to have one painting in a group show at Jen Bekman Gallery in NYC, titled "What's the Point?". The show features geometrically themed assemblages, paintings, photographs and works on paper by Josef Albers, Ky Anderson, Jordan Bernier, Andrew Brischler, Christian Chaize, Matthew Craven, Corey Drieth, Jessica Eaton, Ellsworth Kelly, Gregory Krum, Sol LeWitt, Carrie Marill, Jason Middlebrook, Laura Newman, Devin Rutz, Joel Shapiro, Jessica Snow, Mia Taylor and Michael Zelehoski.

 

-May 2012
Write up and interview on SmallPrint



-April 2012
Images courtesy of Circuit12
Group show at Circuit12 Contemporary in Dallas, TX.

DREAM CONTINUUM, a group show featuring works by Michael Dotson, Kristen Schiele, Sofia Arnold, Linda Chalmers, Ky Anderson, Anthony Cudahy, and more, opening March 31st, 2012 at Circuit 12 Contemporary.

Surveying a range of images and subject matter derived from sources within and beyond the visible wold, the artists not only pose questions, but channel insight on psychological functions, tonality, and sensation; addressing space, time, technology, and their societal implications in waking life.

Within this body of work, typical forms are widely reduced to basic geometric designs and organic shapes. Figures present challenges in their placement and perception. Color fields rival linear structures and sound architecture. Inexplicable internal relationships are explored, unison in their composition is abandoned. Technology provides a point of departure for the development of sound structural, emotional, and psychological connections in space and time.

“There is an abstract thinking, just as there is abstract feeling, sensation and intuition. Abstract thinking singles out the rational, logical qualities … Abstract feeling does the same with … its feeling-values. … I put abstract feelings on the same level as abstract thoughts. … Abstract sensation would be aesthetic as opposed to sensuous sensation and abstract intuition would be symbolic as opposed to fantastic intuition. (Jung, [1921] (1971):par. 678)”



March 2012

2011
Paintings now available at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts



2010
Limited edition print with Hammerpress

May 2011
Two new prints with 20x200



April 2011
Interview about my studio practice for Studio Critical




November 2010
I am pleased to have a painting in Art on Paper 2010 at Weatherspoon Art Museum
in Greensboro, NC. On view from Nov 7th to Feb 6th 2011.




September 2010
Solo show at Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Mo




    

April 2010
I have three paintings in a show called "No Plans for Today" at Fun Times Gallery.
Curated by Vicki Sher.
Also in the show... Tyler Dobson, Franklin Evans, Joseph Hart, Shaun Krupa, Elisa Lendvay,
Lauren Luloff, Brion Nuda Rosch, Vicki Sher and Daniel Wiener





Mar 2010
I made a fictional record cover and record for Sonny Smiths 100 Records 
show at Gallery 16 in San Francisco. Opens April 9th, 2010
CLick for Sonny Smith's site





Feb 2010
Paper!Awesome! at Baer Ridgway in SF. Opening Feb 20th, 2010.
Curated by Brion Nuda Rosch.


Sept 2009
Interview with Yifat Gat for her art blog-ARTALK



Dec 2008
Two paintings in X Marks the Art at Jen Bekman Gallery



Dec 2008
2 limited edition prints with 20x200