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JEFFREY KRIKSCIUN & NICK LYNCH     WORMHOLE


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UNDERGROUND BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS
9 JUNE – 12 AUGUST 2019






WORMHOLE is a thought bubble: a community of gestures, colors, and textures that welcomes us to roam our mental ecologies. A room full of drawings and sculptures converse with each other; the two artists’ works articulate a world in celebration, inviting us to join in splendor. If we can produce a utopia with images, what does the world look like?


A harmonious color field?
Anthropomorphized plant life?
An insect’s perspective onto a great big planet?


Kriksciun and Lynch’s shared interest in color, repetition, humor, and in creating/deconstructing spaces, sits on the porous line between abstraction and more narrative or figurative approaches. Their compositions ask us to probe our desires for recognition and category, and in lieu of this mode, embrace the inbetween-ness of after-image, ephemera, and fallible memory.


Getting lost while
Working your way
Through something


The works in WORMHOLE commit to loosely improvised, intuition based image-making, that invite the unexpected, the subjective, the absurd, the disorderly, and the accidental.


EXUBERANCE!!!
POSITIVITY!!!
FREAK OUT!!!


“A wormhole on the side of the road beneath the grass and underground but movement and action prevail! Hues flourish, songs are being sung, and vitality exits. You just gotta dig.”


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Currently roaming the southwest United States, Jeffrey Kriksciun was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the late twentieth century. He considers himself an autodidact since he’s dropped out of college at least twice. His practice includes everything but the kitchen sink, though mainly adheres to drawing, painting, sculpture, and altering articles of clothing. He’s exhibited in the United States, Sweden and Norway and has published with Nieves, Slow Editions and Chill Yer Bones. Jeffrey is also one of the editors of Free Spirit News, an arts paper out of Portland, OR.


Nick Lynch was born in the year of the rabbit, 1987 in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Fine Art Photography from Glasgow School of Art in 2016. His practice involves painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, textiles, publishing and collecting & creating ephemeral material. Past exhibitions include Beach Show, a show he curated at Barassie Beach, a public beach on the west coast of Scotland; A Deep Breath, Vorderhaus, Berlin, Germany; A Chair Is For Sitting, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland; Vacations, Mount Florida Studios, Glasgow, UK; Hairdo Style, Wizard, Oslo, Norway - his first two person show with Jeffrey Kriksciun. He also runs Blotter, a small press producing zines, cassettes, and objects and co-runs Good Press, an independent bookshop and project space in Glasgow, Scotland where he is currently based.




UNDERGROUND    BUREAU
OF     INVESTIGATIONS


116 N SANTA RITA  AVE
BASEMENT         UNIT
TUCSON, ARIZONA 85719