July 13, 2005 - REDCAT - Kilgallen survey exhibition and catalogue
July 13, 2005

Kilgallen survey exhibition and catalogue

Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles

Margaret Kilgallen survey exhibition and catalogue

REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
Margaret Kilgallen: In the Sweet Bye & Bye
Exhibition dates: 16 June 21 August 2005

631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA
Gallery hours: noon to 6 pm or curtain, closed Mondays

www.redcat.org

Margaret Kilgallen: In the Sweet Bye & Bye presents over one hundred works by the influential Bay Area painter. Kilgallen devoured old-time sources with an insatiable ear and respectful eye: Appalachian music, hand-painted signage, letterpress printing, hobo train writing and all host of religious and decorative arts. With an elegant hand, she meticulously copied letterforms and numbers in long forgotten scripts, revisiting the now forgotten pace of craftsmanship and the personal tales buried beneath official history. Kilgallens unique re-sourcing of sweetly familiar and non-hierarchical everyday places, markings and people was in large part inspired by the wandering culture of immigrants, railway workers and dreamers. She was especially interested in evidence of a makers handin seeing traces of the maker in her work.
In the Sweet Bye & Bye is the first survey exhibition of Margaret Kilgallens work, organized by Gallery at REDCAT Director & Curator Eungie Joo and Assistant Curator Clara Kim. On the occasion of this exhibition, CalArts/REDCAT has produced a 208-page hard-bound catalogue documenting and contextualizing the hundreds of works the artist produced during her prolific career. The book includes essays by Eungie Joo and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Curator Alex Baker as well as excerpts from an interview with the artist by Susan Sollins, Executive Producer and Curator of Art: 21. It is available at www.redcat.org.

Kilgallen was born in 1967 in Washington, D.C. She received a BA in printmaking from Colorado College in 1989 and an MFA from Stanford University in 2001. Kilgallens work has been exhibited at The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco; The Drawing Room at the Drawing Center, New York; The UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. She died in 2001.

Margaret Kilgallen: In the Sweet Bye & Bye is made possible by the generous support of The Judith Rothschild Foundation, The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and an anonymous donor. Additional funding for the exhibition publication provided by Everloving and Feal Mor, Eve Steele and Peter Gelles, Jeffrey Deitch, 2K by Gingham, Giant Robot, and Stuart Shave.

Admission to the gallery is always free
Exhibition dates: 16 June 21 August 2005
Gallery hours: noon to 6 pm or curtain, closed Mondays

Email redcatpubs@calarts.edu to order the catalogue

REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

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