GENTLE CRAVINGS: a solo exhibition of works by Kelly Bjork
ZINC contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Seattle-based emerging artist Kelly Bjork. This new collection of gouache and pencil paintings on paper, is a continued exploration of intimate moments between people and their domestic spaces, and between each other. Bjork renders everyday moments in precise pastels, capturing scenes between cohabiting couples or female friends in everyday scenarios (lounging in a sauna, napping, or knitting etc.), elevating them into carefully observed vignettes. By inviting us to enter her quotidian life as welcome observers, Bjork reminds us to stop and consider our own everyday moments and the significance and texture they bring to our lives. Bjork’s gouache paintings of bright, domestic interiors make you wish you lived in her world. Kitchens are filled with springy houseplants and squares of bright sunshine; living rooms are tidy, cheery and intentionally furnished; and every floor is clean enough to eat off of - but are these real scenes or desires?