While in the past Lisa Kokin has used readable text in her art, in her latest work she has replaced text with fragments of stripped-down zippers, metaphors for concealment, closure, and impenetrability. The faux page of “Marginalia” was loosely based on a Billy Collins poem and inspired by the twelve boxes of books that she inherited from her grandfather via her mother that she could not bear to cut up and alter. This piece was recently  exhibited in a one-person show at Seager Gray Gallery. Kokin lives, works, and teaches in El Sobrante, CA. She is represented by galleries in CA, TX, ID, and WY. www.lisakokin.com

More work from Lisa Kokin in Issue 1.1