Press Release (2/28/14)
Dates: March 8 – April 21, 2014
Opening Reception and Book Signing:
March 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Public Invited
TOPOGRAPHY OF QUIET
New paintings and works on paper by Bastienne Schmidt
In Topography of Quiet, the internationally renown artist Bastienne Schmidt explores through painting, drawing and photography, the subtle interaction between nature and imagination. Inspired by natural patterns and typologies that she discovered on her travels in Egypt, Vietnam, Japan, Burma, and Greece, she traces with the camera, pencil, and paintbrush the impact that our environment has on our imagination – and vice versa. Intricate paintings and drawings inspired by Asian scroll drawings stand side by side with abstracted photographic compositions; together the images reveal the rhythms and patterns that shape the physical and psychological space around us. Bastienne Schmidt combines the notion of traveling in real life and in her mind, searching and documenting divisions of space, markings and mappings as a reflection of a search for identity of place.
Bastienne Schmidt is a German-American multi-media artist, whose formative years were spent in Greece and Italy. The artist has had numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including the International Center for Photography, New York, NY. Five monographs of her photography have been published (Vivir la Muerte, American Dreams, Shadowhome, Home Stills, and Topography of Quiet). Her work is in private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5:30
and evenings by appointment.
Please contact our staff for further information, images of artwork, or to arrange a preview of the exhibition.
Kenise Barnes, director (Kenise@KBFA.com)
Leanne Duque, gallery manager (Leanne@KBFA.com)
Tel.: 914 834 8077
In Gallery II, Kenise Barnes Fine Art will present new work from the studios of our other talented gallery artists including Philippe Cheng, Gregory Hennen, David Licata, Lalani Nan, Daniel Pailes-Friedman, Roger Ricco, and Krista Svalbonas.
In addition to our expanded exhibition spaces, we now have an extensive lower level inventory warehouse that includes a private presentation room.
In-home and in-office consultations are complimentary.