RVCA | VASF Gallery is pleased to present Travel The Void, a solo show featuring new work by ANP Artist Kylea Borges. Opening reception is August 16th, 2013 from 7pm - 10pm and also features a new window display by Francesco Igory Deiana, new in-store photos by Ray Potes and live performances by Creepers & Disappearing People
TRAVEL THE VOID - A solo show by Kylea Borges
Travel the Void takes the artist’s use of paper to a new level exploring colors, textures, patterns and shapes. Like in previous work, these new pieces utilize photographed patterns, but are updated with brilliant colors and graphic images. This work is a mix between vintage and contemporary found images, psychedelic influence and traditional patterns.
In an effort to marry the art of collage, textile and graphic design, this body of work will draw inspiration from traditional fiber arts in addition to more modern graphic design elements. As a student of fashion design, Kylea has always used her knowledge of fibers and construction technique to flavor her artwork. Patterns in photographs read like textile prints so one can mix and match colors and textures like stripes and plaids. Washes of color might be an ombre then cut into stripes and woven with a photograph of the stars to create something entirely unique. The result is a colorful voyage into a strange and psychedelic dream world.
Kylea Borges was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. Most of her early years were spent camping in Big Sur or backpacking in Yosemite while acquiring an appreciation for nature as it was meant to be experienced.
At a young age Kylea started experimenting with collage with the influence of her grandmother and played with it on and off through the years. As an avid collector of vintage and antique objects, she works mainly with old images and papers. Her work with fibers and clothing construction have contributed greatly to her paper treatments and textures.
In her current works, the artist brings together her observations from nature and textiles and marries them in an elegant combination of natural geometry.
Kylea has lived and worked in San Francisco for over ten years and is self taught in the field of fine arts.
Francesco Igory Deiana: born in Milan, Italy, lives and works in San Francisco. Known for his probing and large and ball point pen drawings on paper, where the flickness of feelings shines through the gestural expressivity of lines. His pursuit bounds together the connections between man, nature and the social system we're living in.
In his portraits natural and civilization elements are melted together through geometrical frames, becoming more and more abstract, up to the fading, like the clouds in his latest works: pure sensation.
Some of his past exhibitions: Biokip galley "Cool cat" two person show, June 2006, Milan, Italy; XPO gallery "In the streets", group show, 2006, Milano, Italy; Minna Gallery "Hot Freaks", group show, August 2010, San Francisco, USA .Garage sale project "Into my Wild", solo show, March 2010, San Francisco; V1 Gallery "Let's go bombing tonight", group show curated by Barry McGee and Josh Lazcano, June 2011, Copenhagen, DK; Galleria Patricia Armocida "Contemporaries" group show curated by Stephen Powers,september 2011, Milan,Italy; RVCA gallery, "Locals only" group show, october 2011, San Francisco, CA ; Parklife gallery SF, CA ''MORE LIGHT'' Francesco Deiana, Lafe Harley Eaves February 26th 2012; Workshop gallery,Venice Italy "FINE LINE" Group exhibition 5 April - 26 May 2012; Contemporary Art centre, Paule Anglim gallery "Group show"April 14th May-19th June 2012; Breeze block Gallery, "Space form group show" Sept 6 - Sept 29 Portland Oregon USA; ALICE Gallery, "Domesticated Souls" group show, September 7th, 2012 - October 26th 2012, Brussels Belgium; Ruttkowski 68 gallery "ON THIN ICE" solo show,October 2012, Koln Germany; SOEX gallery, San Francisco silent auction March 23 2013, Breeze block gallery, "wider than a postcard" group show May 2 - june 1 2013 curated by Sven Davis,