NO WRONG ANSWERS: PAPER PAINTINGS and VARIOUS EDITIONS by Chad Kouri
13 x 17.5cm, 28 pages, Full colour printed throughout, String bound, Includes various pullouts & inserts, 2014
A catalog for a show Chad had in 2014 at Johanna Projects in Chicago.
At an initial level, No Wrong Answers delves into Kouri's ability to intuitively decipher and respond to primary forms and colors. The exhibition will showcase Kouri's new "paper paintings," which playfully reference Minimalist hard-edge geometric paintings and post-painterly abstraction. Here, cut papers replace the stern banks of paint and dividing lines are forged by blade, generating a self-referential conversation fueled by radiant hues, shapes, and relationships within each work’s plane. These works — graphic and direct in presentation — challenge the viewer to create their own dialog with each composition. Refreshingly, by enabling his works’ narratives to leave room for suggestion and contemplation, Kouri invites a new kind of visual literacy.