It's palimpsest time

by Tessa Cheek

Here at the gallery we're luxuriating in the cheeky, story-inspiring weirdness of Kyle Wilson's "LOVELY SINS," paintings that reinvent and reimagine thrift pieces. Many of Kyle's works feature marvelous, hideous beasts brightly invading trite landscapes. But he's also snuck in a few elements of quiet desperation — a small "For Sale" sign before a bucolic cottage, for example. This multi-layered quality has become a kind of aesthetic obsession for us. It's palimpsest time! 

Kyle's work has lead us to other artists who've toyed with this palimpsest form. Check out artist Wayne White's fascinating, layered "Word Paintings," a recommendation from one of our lovely patrons!  

"Hot Shots and Know-It-Alls" by Wayne White, via his website (click image to visit).

"Hot Shots and Know-It-Alls" by Wayne White, via his website (click image to visit).

"All That Fake Laughin for Nothin" by Wayne White, via his website (click to see more!). 

"All That Fake Laughin for Nothin" by Wayne White, via his website (click to see more!). 

Have you seen visual "palimpsest" works elsewhere that inspire you?
Let us know in the comments below! 

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