Christy Kovacs

" [Kovacs] weaves together aerial photographs of ten-lane freeways and overpasses within thickly-painted seas of acrylic paint, creating arabesques and self-reflexive patterns. She re-uses piano parts to make a model of a bridge, perhaps drawing parallels between the precise architecture of an instrument and a massive public works project. In “SFO,” impasto brushstrokes transform the waters of the bay into an oppressive thing threatening the built environment. The twisting roadways extend beyond the page and might encircle the globe for all we know. There is a sense that our transportation network, though vital, has grown beyond our control." - SFAQ (San Francisco Arts Quarterly)

Upcoming / Current Shows


UTOPIA: FORECASTING OUR FUTURE
PARTNERING WITH
COAL + ICE AND
GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN’S
GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT 

SHOW DATES: SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 20, 2018. 
Vessel Gallery.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 7, 6–9 PM

CELEBRATION: Friday, October 5
coinciding with Oakland Art Murmur, on First Friday


DARK HIGHWAY 

MARCH 22 – APRIL 25. Art Ventures Gallery.


A RECKONING: BOTANICALS & BEYOND

MARCH 2 - APRIL 28. Vessel Gallery.