This Saturday, Merry Karnowsky gallery will exhibit 17 new works from their roster with “Aggregate”. The exhibition is part of the gallery’s expansion as the KP Projects, here celebrating their collaboration with Zero+ Publishing. Curated by founder Kirk Pedersen, the show is a unique gathering that includes Andrew Hem, Edwin Ushiro, Augustine Kofie, Yumiko Kayukawa, Lisa Adams, Mercedes Helnwein, Blaine Fontana, and Dabs Myla, to name a few. Together, their paintings embody an adventurous spirit that is in tune with their editions, also on display. They also indicate the new direction that each artist is taking this year. Figurative painter Mercedes Helnwein has recently been working on a series of portraits of retro hospital workers. Her painting “Timony” portrays a young volunteer in a moment of surprise, clutching her dress which is smudged by the paint. Mark Whalen’s painting, “Thinking Spaces”, shows us a tropical interior where people experiment with bizarre inventions. It’s a peek into his forthcoming solo exhibition with the gallery this September. Take a look at more works from “Aggregate” in our preview below.