You Talk Greasily

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Bouquet (Cellophane), 2008 Oil On Canvas 28" X 22" © Kasia Kay Art Projects
You Talk Greasily

215 N. Aberdeen St.
Chicago, IL 60607
February 13th, 2009 - March 28th, 2009
Opening: February 13th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
312- 944-0408
Gallery hours for September: by appointment.


kasia kay art projects gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of Allison Katz and Aliza Nisenbaum. You Talk Greasily debuts new paintings by Katz will be shown in the Main Gallery. Nisenbaum will be exhibiting new works in the Project Space.

You Talk Greasily

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. -Elvis Costello

To pay close attention- that is one of the labors
Listening unashamed at the keyhole
The image unfolding, remaining pleated
Proposing Painting; doodling on the script
An attractive mistake
The Ability To Start Fires Using Mind Alone
This is all subject to heat.
Would you?

Painting as a reply. A slippage. Answering on the diagonal- that is, a response to the unexpected part of the query or statement, oblique. I like the painting to meet me half-way, a continually shifting position. Look it up in the (liquid) dictionary, Miss Prism. Radiant parallel lines, sometimes meeting several times. Point taken.

So then, what are the steps?

Towards the inner circle, the false door, an illuminated shaft in the axial passage, the riff between text and stage.

Not answering the question but referring to the subject.
Position yourself: elusive ham, mock moon, half-cheek in a brooch.

(She moved in circles, and those circles moved.)
-Theodore Roethke, I Knew a Woman, line 21.


Allison Katz was born in Montreal and now lives in New York. She graduated from Columbia University's MFA program in 2008. Her work has been shown at Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, and the Kunstlerhaus Sootborn in Hamburg. It's Our Pleasure To Serve You, the group that she formed in 2007 with Kerstin Bratsch, Adele Roder and Georgia Sagri, has performed at the MUMOK Museum in Vienna, Smith-Stewart Gallery and Evas Arche at Gavin Brown in New York. She is a 2008 recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant.

Aliza Nisembaum was born in Mexico City and recently has moved from Chicago to New York. In Chicago she graduated from the Art Institute with an MFA in painting followed by teaching at universities including Northwestern, University of Chicago, and the AIC. She is represented by The Shane Campbell gallery and in 2008 was nominated for the Altoids Award at the New Museum in New York.