Antonio Gurkovska

Art in America May 6, 2012

Photo: View of Antonia Gurkovska’s installation Container, 2011, mixed mediums, 12 by 23½ by 12 feet; at Kavi Gupta.

As suggested by the exhibition’s title, Antonia Gurkovska (b. 1984, Bulgaria) presented a lexicon of painting in her first solo show, “Index.” Even as she did so, however, she rejected gestural painterly idioms and adherence to the picture plane for practices decidedly three-dimensional; press materials liken Gurkovska to Lucio Fontana and Rudolf Stingel in her use of unconventional materials and methods of mark-making that rupture the paintings’ surfaces to explore spatial concepts.

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