YOU NEVER KNOW JUST HOW IT LOOKS THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE’S EYES
LANDSCAPE INSPIRED PAINTINGS - JACKIE BATTENFIELD, VIVIAN KAHRA, DAVID KONIGSBERG, AND SHANE MCADAMS
November 16 – December 21, 2013
Saturday, Nov. 16, 6:30 – 8 p.m. public invited
On November 16th, Kenise Barnes Fine Art will open a new exhibition featuring four painters working in the landscape genre. The choices of materials and the artwork presented visually diverse and deeply personal; landscapes seen through very individual optics.
Jackie Battenfield is known for her luminously colored paintings of natural forces. We are please to present work from her on-going series of branching trees and foliage paintings on Mylar. This work is at once a naturalistic representation and a complex abstraction of pooled and layered paint on a pristine white surface. Among Battenfield‘s awards are a Pollack-Krasner Grant and a Fulbright Scholarship. She is a well know author and her paintings and prints are in hundreds of collections worldwide.
Vivian Kahra was born and was educated in Germany. She has shown extensively in Germany and since re-locating to New York her work has been generating critical acclaim in the US. Her mostly pale canvases allude to the slippery nature of recall and the effort to make a moment last. Her paintings are about the space in a picture plane and the compositional elements that break and intrude upon that space. Equally, they are about the artist’s light touch and the transparency of watercolor on canvas. For large canvases, they are are achingly introspective and personal.
David Konigsberg has been an important part of our gallery program for more than five years. His approach to landscape painting is both truthful and fictitious, an observation and an interpreted memory. The lushly painted clouds and skies are hallmarks of his seductive landscape painting. Konigsberg lives and works in New York State. His is in many public and private collections and has been featured on the television show Gossip Girl.
Shane McAdams’ edgy paintings are made with vivid colors and seductive materials. His current work reflects the dueling relationships between natural and synthetic forms – those that look like nature versus those that are nature This painter is endlessly inventive in his combinations of meticulously painted landscapes and poured resin and glue. His work has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, Flavorwire, The Huffington Post, to name a few. McAdams’ exhibitions routinely sell out in London and New York.
The show represents the best of what Kenise Barnes Fine Art has built a reputation on for almost two decades.
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5:30 and evenings by appointment.
Please contact Kenise Barnes, director (Kenise@KBFA.com) or
Leanne Bruno, gallery manager (Leanne@KBFA.com) for further information, images of artwork, or to arrange a pre-view of the exhibition.
1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, New York 10538
Tel.: 914 834 8077
WEB: KBFA.com or KeniseBarnesFineArt.com
Additional space in our project room is reserved for framed works on paper and the flat files that house hundreds of unframed works on paper. We will continue to have a wide selection of unframed drawings, prints, mono-prints and photographs to offer collectors.
In addition to our two beautiful gallery spaces, we now have extensive lower level inventory warehouse that will include a private presentation room.
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