Blue highway. Purple sky. Green clouds. Yellow arrows in a gray parking lot. Driving home through the orange fog, we see the Smoky Mountains. Lights fall on asphalt, cutting across kudzu-strangled trees. An illuminated sign nestled between strange bulbous figures beckons us; a road sign points the way. Time is passing, the light is changing, the weather is unpredictable. Something is happening in the hills. Things are heightened, magical, foreboding. East Tennessee breathes; it dreams.
Trailer Park Proyects is proud to present Blue Highway, an exhibition of works on paper by the Knoxville, TN-based painter Karla Wozniak. The places depicted in these works are unstable, vacillating between the mundane and the fantastical. As the viewer muses from a car window, the sky and ground run together. Tethered to the ground, we find ourselves in the clouds.
Karla Wozniak received her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her recent exhibitions include a solo show at the University of Vermont’s Colburn Gallery, Burlington VT(2013), and the Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco (2011). Recent group exhibitions include Decade, Gregory Lind Gallery (2012), Bronx Calling, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY (2011); Weasel, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (2010). Wozniak’s distinctions include a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2011), participation in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program (2009-10), and two MacDowell Colony Fellowships (2005, 2007). Her work has been noted in a number of publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, the Village Voice, and the Huffington Post. Wozniak is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
TPP will be parked outside Roberto Paradise Gallery at Calle Hipodromo #610 in Santurce from 7:00pm. Rboerto Paradise will be opening the solo show "It'll be Alright" from artist Autsin Eddy and we will be presenting the works of Jason Karolak as well. A great day to see great art. Karla Wozniak will be present at the opening so if you want to meet her and talk about her work, you have to be here tomorrow.
Karolak's and Wozniak's works will fluctuate between $100-$500.