KISS OF LIGHT FROM A NEW DAWN
19.04.18 - 03.06.18
Kiss of Light from a New Dawn is a solo exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist Aidan Koch. Working across a range of media – including drawing, painting, books, video, comics, and ceramics – Koch often blurs their conventions to create dreamlike narratives which explore the relationship between perception and reality.
Largely influenced by the work of William Blake, Koch considers the limitlessness of human creativity and potential, projecting it into fantasy and the future to examine the poetry and spirituality of existence. Referencing the early developments of aesthetics through craft and craftsmanship, the exhibition also draws directly from the internet, highlighting its potential as an accessible, ever-growing archive, and as an efficient tool for the dissemination of visual information.
Koch (b.1988, Seattle, Washington) received her BFA in Illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Her published works include The Whale (2010), Xeric Award winner The Blonde Woman (2012), the broadsheet-format Q (2012), and After Nothing Comes (2016), a collection of zines originally released between 2008 and 2014. Koch’s work has previously been exhibited at SIGNAL (Brooklyn), Park View (Los Angeles), Galerie Patrick Seguin (Paris), Weekends (London), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).
She first exhibited at the Naughton Gallery in the group exhibition, Future Ruins.
Thurs 19 Apr 2018, 6-8pm
With DJ Girls on the decks, join us for an evening of wine and art. Enjoying being amongst the first to see Aidan Koch's latest exhibition. This event is free and all are welcome.
LATE NIGHT ART
Thurs 03 May 2018, 6-8pm
Enjoy Kiss of Light from a New Dawn after hours as part of Belfast's monthly Late Night Art.
For the next in our series of morning talks we're joined by the artist Aidan Koch, in conversation with the Naughton Gallery team.
THE BOOK CLUB
Fri 25 June 2018, 1-2pm
Join us for a special edition of the Book Club where we’ll read and discuss a range of publications by Aidan Koch. Koch primarily makes limited edition, abstract comics, and her published works include The Whale (2010), Xeric Award winner The Blonde Woman (2012), the broadsheet-format Q (2012), and After Nothing Comes (2016), a collection of zines originally released between 2008 and 2014.