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Warwick gallery shows work of Kyle Hittmeier

Jan. 24, 2013

A piece by Kyle Hittmeier.

The Knight Campus Art Gallery will present “Kyle Hittmeier: Detritus,” from Jan. 24 to Feb. 22. A reception with the artist will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the gallery.

Hittmeier, who is in his first year pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting at Rhode Island School of Design, explains his exhibition: “Detritus involves a heavy interest in perspectival space, and how its engagement with the viewer can create not only dimensionality, but a metaphorical and navigational presence. Questioning the limits of surface, these pieces are an exploration in the cyclical composition of physical creation and destruction.”

Many of the works employ tactile mediums such as chalk, powdered graphite, wax, paper or glue, which he said are all arguably delicate and susceptible to their immediate environment. “In interacting with the medium, composition and surface of the works, one is invited to question and explore his or her own unique presence.”

Born in New Jersey and raised in California, he attended American River College and Sacramento City College before transferring to the University of California, Davis to complete his Bachelor of Art in painting.

After graduation, Hittmeier relocated to the East Coast, shortly living in Boston and then settling into Brooklyn, N.Y. He has worked with curators and artist such as 1050 Loft Gallery, Sacramento; Richard Nelson Gallery, Davis; Axiom Gallery, Boston; Farmani Gallery, New York; Stux Gallery, New York; Sarah Small and The Delirium Constructions; The Yes Men; and Julie Mehretu.

The gallery is located in Room 3500, on the third floor of the round building at the Warwick campus, 400 East Ave. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.


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