Maya Kabat at Victorian Rat

“Small Waters Seeping Upward” is the title Of Maya Kabat’s show at Victorian Rat. I’ve been a follower of her work for a long time now as she is a Bay Area artist who is fun to watch evolve. Her abstraction moves from one theme to another over the years in an almost geologic way. Carefully, slowly, but with sudden bits of color and graphic-excitement that shock and quake. In this show, in these immediate and unrestrained drawings, we see text emerging, informing the work where we are left without in her oil paintings.  The content of the text as it relates to the compositions is emotive, emphatic and evocative. Almost pornographic, not is a smutty way, but in an unbridled and furious way.

Victorian Rat is located at 3758 Manila Ave, Oakland, California. It is open by appointment at 510.575.9ART




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