A Woman’s Face (it’s Spring), Frames 17-25, 2020, Framed

This piece is part of Aidan Koch's solo exhibition, Five Animations, on view at Picture Room from October 13 – December 3, 2023. These works represent a selection of animations Koch created over the last seven years, and recontextualized in this exhibition act as companion pieces to a central video animation Chaparral, a Muybridge-esque soft pastel drawing of a horse as it gallops in place atop a printed tapestry.

The show speaks to Koch’s interest in animation as a vehicle for introducing a sense of time and liveliness into her drawing practice. Their form implicitly enforces ideas of sequencing and storytelling, and relates to the comics and written narratives that are central to her work. As a majority of the pieces are extracted from the context in which they are originally shown, the drawings in Five Animations are exhibited as specimens in their own right, foregrounding the care and detail that goes into the craft of hand-drawn animations.

Aidan Koch (b. 1988, Seattle) is an artist and graphic novelist who lives and works in Landers, California. Koch has presented solo exhibitions at 14A Galerie, Hamburg; Signal Gallery, Brooklyn; Naughton Gallery at Queens University, Belfast; and Park View/Paul Solo, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Semiose Gallery, Paris; Company Gallery, New York; DREI, Cologne; Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris; among many others. Publications include Little Angels, published by MoMA PS1; Heavenly Sea, published in The Paris Review Summer 2015 issue; and forthcoming is Spiral and Other Stories published by New York Review Comics.

Soft pastel on paper

Artwork is floated on archival mat board in custom Oak frame. Each individual drawing is 4" x 6".

21.00" x 27.00"