BAYarts presents Simultaneous Contrasts: Works of David Kuntzman and Priscilla Roggencamp

David Kuntzman, Dedekind. Image courtesy of the artist and BAYarts.

Outwardly, there may seem to be few clear connecting points between David Kuntzman’s linear, conceptual abstractions and Priscilla Roggenkamp’s figural, textile sculptures. The artists feel this is part of the fun of working together.

In describing Simultaneous Contrasts, opening at BAYarts on July 14, Roggenkamp advises the connection may not be obvious between the saturated colors of Kuntzman’s paintings and the softer gradients of her textiles. Kuntzman’s work is characterized by hard edge painted lines, while Roggenkamp’s work has soft edges of fabric in the sculpted forms. They both hope their work moves the viewer to reflect on the perception of space, edge, colorant and form. The artists also want viewers to make their own unique associations while experiencing this show.

It is the shared commitment to quality that unites these two artists. Kuntzman’s work is focused on comparisons of various color progressions supported by his rigid, methodical gridworks. Roggenkamp uses sewing and loom work, as well as drawing and other mark making methods as part of her process. Each artist’s work reflects process, experimentation, and growth. According to Roggenkamp, they “never let the dust settle under their feet.” While these artists work in very different mediums, it is their patient, methodical approach that unites them and creates a unique visual experience.

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Simultaneous Contrasts: David Kuntzman and Priscilla Roggenkamp, July 14–August 5. Opening reception 5-8pm Friday, July 14

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