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Dana Louise Kirkpatrick: Zugzwang

Dana Louise Kirkpatrick | ZUGZWANG reviewed by Artsy

December 21, 2014 - Stephen Dillon

In her second solo show at KM Fine Arts this winter Dana Louise Kirkpatrick presents over a dozen new drawings. “ZUGZWANG,” the exhibition’s title, refers to an interaction in a game, but especially chess, where a player is forced to make a move and their options are limited to undesirable choices—the results of the opponent’s moves. The reference can be understood as a personal commentary by the artist, referring to grapples with her work in the studio, playing against the canvas and being forced into certain moves by the logic of the art itself....