Erica Licea-Kane: Over & Over

July 5-30, 2017
Opening Reception
: Friday, July 7, 2017, 5:30-8:00 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm

  • Erica Licea-Kane

    The Embrace, acrylic pigment, acrylic medium, 13 x 12 x 2 inches, 2016.

    The Embrace
  • Erica Licea-Kane

    Quietly Observed, acrylic pigment, acrylic medium, 36 x 48 x 3 inches, 2016.

    Quietly Observed
  • Erica Licea-Kane

    In Comparison, acrylic pigment, acrylic medium, 26 x 48 x 3 inches, 2017.

    In Comparison
  • Erica Licea-Kane

    Orange Distortions, acrylic pigment, acrylic medium, 16 x 48 x 3 inches, 2017.

    Orange Distortions
  • Erica Licea-Kane

    Small Disruptions, 2, pen, burn tool, 12 inches in diameter, 2017.

    Small Disruptions, 2
  • Erica Licea-Kane

    Small Disruptions, 3, pen, burn tool, 12 inches in diameter, 2017.

    Small Disruptions, 3
  • Erica Licea-Kane

    Small Disruptions, 5, pen, burn tool, 12 inches in diameter, 2017.

    Small Disruptions, 5

Press Release
Artist Page
"The art and the technique of Erica Licea-Kane in Over and Over." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, July 20, 2017.
"Erica Licea-Kane's Sweet Art" Take Magazine, July 18, 2017.
McQuaid, Cate, "Erica Licea-Kane: Over & Over." The Boston Globe, The Ticket, July 7, 2017.

Erica Licea-Kane creates her artwork with a most unusual implement: a pastry bag filled with paint, exemplified by her latest series, Over & Over. With this unconventional painting tool Licea-Kane builds a density of surface by piping lush lines of paint in seemingly endless layers to make what she calls "object-paintings," which address formal concerns of traditional abstract painting. Grounded in her background of fine art textiles, the Over & Over series can be experienced as an invocation of fabric or enlarged weaves. Licea-Kane's manipulation of the material, the visible and underlying grids, present almost unrecognizable, obscured surfaces prompting questions about process and time invested. An outgrowth of a childhood spent in fabric stores with her mother and exploring her grandmother's linen chest, Licea-Kane became enamored with the nuances of cloth, the subtleties of woven color and the "hand" of fabric. Through her sensitivity to textiles and her painting techniques, Licea-Kane manipulates her medium so that it challenges the viewer to define the enticing textures she creates.

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