K.OSS Contemporary Art is pleased to present “Intimations” by Detroit artist and printmaker Lynne Avadenka.
Avadenka’s first Detroit solo exhibition in 10 years will include prints, photographs and a mixed media installation.
Avadenka is known for her works that explore text and image, the physical and philosophical idea of the book, and the mystery and beauty of visual language. The exhibition presents art from several series: Traces (photographs), The Reunion of Broken Parts (intaglio monoprints) and Empty Cities (letterpress prints and collage).
Among her awards are a 2009 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship and individual artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Avadenka recently received a 2019 Research Award from the Hadassah Brandeis Institute. Residencies and teaching opportunities have taken her to Germany, Israel, Italy, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Virginia. Her art is included in both the first and second editions of “For the Love of Letterpress” (Bloomsbury Publishing).
Avadenka’s work is exhibited and collected internationally, including the British Library, London; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; The Detroit Institute of Arts; The Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan; The Jewish Museum, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; The New York Public Library; The Meermano Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands and The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Avadenka has been active in the Detroit arts community since receiving a Master of Fine Arts from Wayne State University in 1981. In 2016 the University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presented her with a Career Achievement Award. Since 2013 Avadenka has served as the director of Signal-Return, a Detroit nonprofit letterpress print shop and community arts center.
The exhibition is on view from October 4 – November 23, 2019.
K.OSS CONTEMPORARY ART
K.OSS Contemporary Art has been made possible in part by
the Artist Fund of the New York Foundation for the Arts