Untitled (mountains), 2013, Framed

This early pencil drawing by Aidan Koch was part of a suite of works shown at solo exhibitions in Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon, between 2013 and 2014. In one iteration they were exhibited under glass table tops; the paper works animated by a series of ceramic sculptures placed on top of the glass, which rendered a dialogue between many fragments — an “obtuse tableau of imagery.” This work providea a glimpse into the preliminary stages of Koch’s well-documented comic-making process: the working and reworking of drafts, the reassembling of narratives, memories, or bits of conversation overheard, and the conjuring of classical-romantic tropes. Though one element of a much larger dialogue, the drawing offers a window into a vision of consciousness, where landscape, object and figure are overlaid, merged and realigned in everchanging versions of themselves.

Aidan Koch, b. 1988 Seattle, WA, is an artist and graphic novelist who lives and works in Landers, California. Her solo exhibitions include those at 14A Galerie, Hamburg; Signal Gallery, Brooklyn; Open Space, Baltimore; Weekends, London; and Park View/Paul Solo in Los Angeles. She has shown work in group exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Hester Gallery, and Company in New York; DREI, Cologne; Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris; and more. Publications include Little Angels, published by MoMA PS1; Heavenly Sea published in The Paris Review Summer 2015 issue; and Impressions published by Peradam Press.

Graphite and gouache on paper

Artwork is floated on archival mat board in custom Natural Walnut frame. Please contact our team at info@pictureroom.shop for an image of the work framed. 

21.00" x 18.00"