Misha Kligman’s large-scale installation features individual painted paper tiles organized into a grid, a panoramic arrangement of stained and marked surfaces that gives way to photographic snapshots. Printed images of blooming flowers, children, political protests and ubiquitous landscapes mingle with painted abstractions.
The work imagines discrete moments gathered into a cinematic experience in which banality and significance dissolve into each other.
The Soviet-born Kligman recently completed his residency at the nonprofit Studios Inc in Kansas City, and is a co-founder and former co-director of Plug Projects. His exhibit in the Central Library’s Mountain Galllery runs concurrently with Sanctuaries by his wife Amy Kligman.