No Wrong Answers: Paper Paintings & Various Editions - Johalla Projects
No Wrong Answers: Paper Paintings & Various Editions was a solo exhibition of new works developed specifically for the Johalla Projects exhibition space. The works created for this exhibition helped coin the phrase “paper paintings,” which I define as cut paper based works that—in process and in final display—read more like paintings than collages.
Other editioned works for this exhibition include an exhibition catalog, Modular Necklaces, Phases of a Slinky Risograph edition, Whitney Biennial Arbitrary Critiques boxset, and the Art Advice postcard set.
From press release:
At an initial level, No Wrong Answers delves into Kouri's ability to intuitively decipher and respond to primary forms and colors. The exhibition will showcase Kouri's new "paper paintings," which playfully reference Minimalist hard-edge geometric paintings and post-painterly abstraction. Here, cut paper replaces the stern banks of paint and dividing lines are forged by blade, generating a self-referential conversation fueled by radiant hues, shapes, and relationships within each work’s plane. These works — graphic and direct in presentation — challenge the viewer to create their own dialog with each composition. Refreshingly, by enabling his works’ narratives to leave room for suggestion and contemplation, Kouri invites a new kind of visual literacy.
If This Is My Worst Problem, I've Got It Pretty Good, 2014
cut paper on panel, displayed on black wall
48" x 48" x 1"
Shape and Color Study #317, 2014
found cut paper on found paper, framed
6.5” x 8”