Friday, AUGUST 2, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 PM
free and open to the public
Exhibition runs through September 20th
EMBOLDEN :: AUGUST 2 - SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 | Kai Lin Art is pleased to announce our next exhibition: Embolden, on display from August 2nd through September 20th. Our fifth exhibit for 2019, Embolden will feature the work of Atlanta artists Lela Brunet, Phillip Harris, Joe Camoosa, Lucha Rodriguez, Jeremy Brown and Stan Clark. The artworks of Embolden feature strong, saturated colors, sweeping movements of abstract forms and inventive combinations of materials and processes.
Lela Brunet’s most recent works continue within her subject of goddess and the deified female form, exploring the role of power and femininity of the wider universe. Brunet is obsessed with fine details, intricate lines, unique color combinations, and geometric patterns. Her multimedia approach includes materials such as graphite, ink, coffee, acrylic, tissue bleed, and marker. Careful consideration for the posing and expressions of Brunet’s subjects have the hands gestured to depict power and purpose. The figures clothing is vibrantly earthy and sprouting from within with hair that is alive and animated.
Phil Harris has been hard at work developing the newest collection of art, an exciting step in a new direction. The pieces are contemporary yet familiar, with a subtle sophistication spanning a variety of techniques and themes. It’s a journey back to some of his earliest work and techniques, experimenting with different ways of using plexiglass. This collection has an emphasis on carpentry, and leaner more elegant compositions than the previous work. Thematically, it’s an unusual but pleasant marriage between mid-century modern aesthetics and cyberpunk inspired abstractions.
Joe Camoosa returns to Kai Lin Art with several large scale oil paintings that continue to explore themes of modernity, abstract formalism and the relationship between the painter and the painting. Informed by cartography, music, aerial and urban landscapes and architectural fragments, Camoosa’s work is exceptionally unique and immediately identifiable. His paintings ask the viewer to stand back and become enveloped by the work but also to examine closely and see how all of the pieces fit together.
Lucha Rodriguez continues to develop her collection of Knife Drawings, artworks made by watercolor and razor sharp cuts on the surface of the paper. Rodriguez’s Knife drawings challenge the viewer to take a second look at something that from a far seems simple and trivial but on a closer look, surprises them with intimate detail and complexity. These knife drawings are meant to represent the union between precision and intuition; organic and geometric; simplicity and complexity. It encourages them to know the work not by their first impressions but by taking a long hard look at what’s really beneath the surface.
Jeremy Brown’s most recent artworks grace the entrances of Embolden with an all out and eye catching style. Brown combines his thoughtful and impassioned approach to art making with a disciplined and practiced technique of multi-material combinations of layered resin, aerosol, brushless painting and neon lights.
Stan Clark joins the gallery for Embolden with a series of super saturated paintings depicting the quiet moments of modern life and introspective struggles of the mind. Coming from a medical background, Clark plays with both landscapes and the human form in a style that is simultaneously precise and impressionistic.
EMBOLDEN exhibits through Friday, September 20th, 2019
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