Joy Kinna: My Morning, Your Night
Sugarlift is pleased to present My Morning, Your Night, an exhibition of new paintings by Vancouver-based artist Joy Kinna in her New York debut. On the surface of Kinna’s raw canvases, rich charcoal hues bloom like ink dropped in water. Each shape contains a tension - pools of diluted paint pushing into a surrounding negative space. For this series, Kinna was particularly influenced by the Nordic mountains she visited this year, whose sharp rugged peaks pierce an ethereal northern sky. Themes of day and night, motion and stillness are a throughline, speaking to the duality in nature and human existence across continents. In this collection, Kinna creates tranquility in limpid pools of paint. Like parallel lines that never meet, dark and lightness, within and around us, find balance and harmony.