Joe Fyfe: Kiss The Sky

Joe Fyfe, Kiss the Sky
291 Grand Street. (212) 563-7821
Opens: 09/14/16, Closes: 10/23/16

Kiss the Sky, a line from the Jimi Hendrix song “Purple Haze” is the title of a painting by Joe Fyfe, and of his first solo show at Natalie Karg, the words describing for the artist what kites do. A denizen of Southeast Asia, Fyfe has incorporated bits of actual kites into his fabric collages. The kite is a perfect metaphor for Fyfe’s work: lightness and slightness are what make it soar. DAVID COHEN

Joe Fyfe, Kiss the Sky, 2016. Felt, cotton, acrylic, nylon, 80 x 89 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Natalie Karg