“Women’s Worlds” an exhibition by artist kathy klein will be in the gallery for the month of May.
Klein has always been drawn to abstraction where form and color take over. In her heart, she is a descendant of the Fauves, those color-mad French painters from the turn of the nineteenth-twentieth century. Her paintings have been called “poetic” and “lyrical.”
Klein says: “My work grows out of the issues facing women in the world. Drawing on my experience as a teacher of women’s studies. I read deeply and widely in whatever subject which has caught my attention. This early immersion in the ideas allows me to paint freely later. My continuing challenge is to deconstruct women’s verbal narratives and reinscribe them visually without resorting to unmediated representation. Visually, my mixed-media paintings are evocative rather than naturalistic. Layers of color predominate whether paint or collage elements, challenging or lyrical. Hard and soft edges play off each other in the same place. The work leaves ‘gaps’ to be filled in by the viewer using hints and suggestions found in the abstract forms. Although the works suggest a literal meaning, they can also be read metaphorically. Even though I usually work in a series, each of the works has individual and specific resonance. And, when shown together, they play off each other for a cumulative effect.”
See more of kathy’s work at www.kathykleinstudio.com
Live music will be provided by Paige Melton, a classic folk musician who plays the hits from the 60’s and 70’s. Her repertoire consists of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Janis Joplin and James Taylor in addition to a number of popular artists from more current decades.
The opening is free and open to the public, with beer, wine and paninis available. The exhibition runs for the month of May.
First Friday sponsored by Yolanda Teschner
The opening is from 6:00pm-8:00pm and is free and open to the public, with beer, wine and paninis available. The exhibition runs for the month of May.