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“Out of View” at Robischon Gallery

A selection of my new asphalt emulsion paintings will be on view at Robischon Gallery in a group exhibition titled "Out of View" opening May 17. The group show illuminates differing perspectives on current urgencies in the natural world; on view through July 8 in Denver, CO.

Waterway #6 © Karen Kitchel 2016 ; 50"x50"; asphalt emulsion, tar, oil, wax, shellac/canvas

Waterway #6 © Karen Kitchel 2016 ; 50"x50"; asphalt emulsion, tar, oil, wax, shellac/canvas

California Contemporary Art Collection at State Capitol

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (SD 19) has selected this painting to represent Santa Barbara and Ventura counties at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. Her clean water advocacy is work I am pleased to represent.

Horizonline #7 © Karen Kitchel 2016; 40"x20" ; asphalt emulsion, tar, oil, wax, acrylic, shellac/polyester

Horizonline #7 © Karen Kitchel 2016; 40"x20" ; asphalt emulsion, tar, oil, wax, acrylic, shellac/polyester

Focus on the Masters

Donna Granata at Focus on the Masters has contacted me to schedule an "Artist Spotlight" interview August 6, 2016. This Ventura organization assembles career documentation and archives for selected southern California artists.  The event on August 6th will be a filmed interview between Ms. Granata and myself in front of a live audience at Brooks Institute in Ventura, followed by an informal dinner.  The evening is open to the public.

Riverside Art Museum

New RAM curator Todd Wingate recently visited my studio to select paintings for a two-person show this fall with Joshua Tree artist Eric Nash.  My last show at the Riverside Art Museum was in 1988, so I anticipate a fun trip down memory lane.  I will be presenting recent oil on panel works, as well as a few drawings.  Dates are October 28, 2016 - January 30, 2017.

Tucson Museum of Art acquisition

The Tucson Museum of Art recently added the 12-panel painting "Hiss" to their permanent collection, made possible by museum funds.  It is with great pleasure I announce this significant acquisition by a wonderful Arizona institution.