At first glance, Kim Squaglia’s vivid and well-crafted abstract paintings look like the art one might see in the entrance of a chichi department store or the lobby of bank or the hallway of a law office.
If that’s the case, your instincts are superb: Squaglia lists her work as being in the collections of Neiman Marcus stores in three different states; a Capital One bank in Houston; and Microsoft in Seattle. Which makes sense because her compositions are accessible, often with fluid, messy elements—squiggles and splatters of paint—over precisely painted tones and graphic shapes or repeating patterns. It’s a slick execution.
It’s not necessary to travel to the Lone Star State and open a checking account if you’d like to see them for yourself, however: They will be showing at JayJay through December 22. Also on display is work by David Wetzl.