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


SEPTEMBER 30 (2023) - JANUARY 7 (2024)

The de Young Museum, San Francisco