Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Sprüth Magers are delighted to announce a joint presentation of works by Karen Kilimnik at Frieze New York. Spanning works on canvas and pastel drawings over 35 years, this showcase marks Karen Kilimnik’s exclusive representation by Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Sprüth Magers.
Works by Karen Kilimnik draw viewers into a world of grandeur, humor, and fantasy. The presentation by Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Sprüth Magers at Frieze New York captures these facets of her longstanding practice. Kilimnik’s small-scale paintings and drawings are suffused with her own imaginative ideas and illustrate the important interplay of scale, format, and genre that runs throughout her work. Scenes of pastoral landscapes, elven forests, castle exteriors, figures, and horses give the viewer a direct encounter with the unguarded verve of Kilimnik’s wit and her interest in history, always balanced by her assured sense of color and form. These painterly surfaces and atmospheric effects transport us to other eras and places, in which the imaginative intrudes into history, and the present merges with the past.