Friday, May 19, 2017 6:00p -
Kitchen Table Gallery
1853 N. Howard st
Philadelphia , PA 19122
Art, Nightlife, University
Kitchen Table Gallery is pleased to present:
How Many Demons Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?
The opening is a solo exhibition of new works by Philadelphia-based artist Kyle Kogut. Opening receptions will be held May 19th and 20th and will be on view through June 4th, 2017. The exhibition builds upon the artists’ interdisciplinary practice with new drawings, sculptures, and a performance documentation.
Kogut’s work explores nihilist philosophies through the lens of an Americana working class identity. Contemplating a futility of labor, Kogut translates the banality of life, earthly worries, and anxieties towards death through an occult guise of personal symbology. The son of a mechanic and raised Roman Catholic, Kogut channels autobiographical narratives occupied by a cast of characters both imagined and real, confronting the pointlessness of life. Situating the role of the artist as storyteller and godhead, the works present a psychodrama of toil, excess, and ritual. Kogut’s work often quotes art historical masters such as Albrecht Dürer and William Blake, while citing practices of traditional occultism and images of contemporary horror.