Emma Kohlmann: Night Thoughts
22 jan 202226 feb 2022

Night Thoughts, Emma Kohlmann’s third solo exhibition with V1Gallery, presents a sequence of 30 new figurative paintings, including her largest canvas to date. During the last decade, Kohlmann has developed a distinct visual universe, easily recognizable for its amorphous figures. Rendered in an evocative color scheme and framed in pyrographed cherry wood frames, her signature style has now settled into an almost naïve, folksy symbolism. As the title – taken from Edward Young’s 1797 poem illustrated by William Blake in a swirl of airy angels – suggests, Kohlmann’s paintings are carved out of her dreamscapes, painted in spontaneity at dawn. Some resemble mad fairy tales, others elegant nightmares.

Emma Kohlmann: Open the Door, 2021. © V1 Gallery and the artist.

Emma Kohlmann, born in New York in 1989, lives and works in Western Massachusetts, USA. She holds a BA from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. She has exhibited extensively in the past years, including the Portland Museum of Art, USA, MOCA, Tucson, USA, Jack Hanley, New York, USA and Tennis Elbow/The Journal, New York, USA. Night Thoughts is her third solo exhibition with V1 Gallery. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue available in-gallery and online.

Accompanying the exhibition, Mundus Press (Emma and her sister Charlotte Kohlmann) in collaboration with the Massachusetts-based textile artist Annabel P. Lee and the Copenhagen-based felted knitwear brand Sophia Khaled presents Fantasy Closet, a pop-up store with zines, wearable artworks, one-of-a-kind garments, objects, and collectibles in V1 Gallery II, from January 21 – 22.

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Emma Kohlmann: Night Thoughts
22 jan 202226 feb 2022

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