James Kao
February 16 - March 23, 2014

My mind’s a ghost house

Open to the starlight.

My back’s covered with graffiti

Like an elevated train.

–Charles Simic

ADDS DONNA is pleased to present Domestics, a solo exhibition of new work by James Kao. Domestics is a reflection on Kao’s current home studio setting and the subjects that arise therein. With a focus on drawing, the selected works illustrate the importance of observation to his practice. Kao’s enigmatic forms, which sometimes resemble a language unto themselves, inhabit an inchoate terrain, at once earthly and oneiric.

James Kao is an assistant professor of art at Aurora University. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich, NH. He received his MFA from SAIC in 2006. He lives and works in Chicago, IL.