Press Release


Dual Zone
April 20 - 28, 2013
Opening Reception: April 20, 2013, 3 - 5 PM


Key Projects is pleased to present Dual Zone an exhibition featuring Steve Karlik, Debra Ramsay and Karen Schifano.


Dual Zone is a place that lies in-between, an investigation into works that derive from painting but have characteristics of sculpture.


The artists in Dual Zone are stretching, pulling, folding, angling and constructing with varied materials, works that exist in that twofold state.


Steve Karlik creates opposing forces that work harmoniously in his “tension and compression” series. Debra Ramsay methodically maps a space using repeating lines and folds that intersect and recede. Karen Schifano’s constructions are playful commentaries on geometric abstraction.


(image l. to r. Karen Schifano, Debra Ramsay, Steve Karlik)



Installation view of Dual Zone, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Steve Karlik, Karen Schifano
Installation view of Dual Zone, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Steve Karlik, Debra Ramsay, Karen Schifano
Installation view of Dual Zone, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Steve Karlik
Installation view of Dual Zone, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Debra Ramsay, Karen Schifano
Installation view of Dual Zone, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Debra Ramsay, Karen Schifano
Steve Karlik, Flip, Tension and Compression Series
John Deere Yellow, 2011
Acrylic and galvanized steel, 12 x 24 inches
Steve Karlik, Flip, Tension and Compression Series
White Band, 2013
Acrylic and galvanized steel, 12 x 24 inches
Debra Ramsay, Two Equal Lovers, 2013
Ink on Dura-Lar, dimensions variable
Debra Ramsay, In Half, Twice, 2013
Various papers and string, dimensions variable
Karen Schifano, Nurse, 2008
Acrylic on canvas and tape, 13 1/2 x 15 x 24 inches
Karen Schifano, Lego Section #1, 2013
Legos, 41 3/4 x 36 w x 24 1/2 w inches