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"The Color of Drought" at Gerald Peters Gallery

August 24-September 29, 2018

A new group of paintings on canvas make up this long-awaited solo exhibition at Gerald Peters in Santa Fe. The images are enlarged specimens of the parched interior west; their energy and application speak to the urgent conditions familiar in today's landscape. Complexities of drought, fire, and renewal comprise these multi-layered maps of loss and hope.

 Drought Picture #3, oil, shellac, mineral pigments/canvas; 36"x36"; Karen Kitchel©2018

Drought Picture #3, oil, shellac, mineral pigments/canvas; 36"x36"; Karen Kitchel©2018

"Austerity Measures" at Robischon Gallery

 

Eleven new oil and asphalt paintings are included in the current schedule at Robischon Gallery in Denver. "Austerity Measures" can be seen from March 15-May 5, 2018, alongside works from Edward Burtynsky, Chuck Forsman, and Elena Dorfman.

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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.