passage

 
 

Opening Reception
Friday, September 27, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 PM

free and open to the public
Exhibition runs through November 15

Kai Lin Art is pleased to announce our sixth exhibition of 2019 : PASSAGE exhibiting from September 27th through November 15th. PASSAGE is a four artist group exhibition that features the works of Atlanta-based artists Larry Jens Anderson, Steven L. Anderson, Hannah Adair, and Chattanooga-based artist Marc Boyson. The artworks of PASSAGE encompass a diverse range of mediums and techniques with the underlying themes of passage of life (L. Anderson), passage of nature (S. Anderson), passage of body (Adair), and passage of time (Boyson). Almost all the works in this exhibit will be on paper with some sculptural pieces that compliment their respective bodies of work.

In this latest collection from long time gallery resident Larry Jens Anderson, the concept of Passage takes on more profound meanings. Through body changes and illnesses, there is a realization that the passage of time brings us closer to death. Friends and family die and artistically, Anderson’s ability to perform and create takes on new relevance. Overlapping the contemporary attitudes to guns and being homosexual means Anderson is a part of a target group. Going to school or a concert, church, synagogue or bar used to be innocent, safe and now are tainted by the fear of dying. Using humor, art history, and religion as devices to communicate, Anderson explores gun violence and sexuality in our new complex reality of uncertainty.

Steven L. Anderson joins the gallery for his first exhibition of artwork exploring the passage of nature through intricately rendered tree rings. These works are an inquiry into the systems of our natural world from the perspective of a plant or a tree. The intention is to bring about a new vision for seeing the natural world which can open up the potential for seeing our human systems. The Tree Rings artworks are a way of growing a drawing: Anderson draws circles with markers and pens that closely follow the circle before it, expanding as the rings build and bring the form into existence. These meditations on growth and the passage of time provide context to reflect our own lifespans, activities and histories.

Printmaker Hannah Adair returns to our gallery with a body of work that explores the tactile, sensual body and abstract inner experience. Inspired by the mythological figure Lilith, the first woman before Eve who is exiled from the Garden of Eden for refusing to be subordinate to Adam, Adair delves into the subjects of sexuality and the monstrous feminine with a sense of humor and wit. Her work is one of representation and abstraction, a sense of natural and landscape, the passage of the body through chaos and control. 

Marc Boyson returns with his intuitive traces mapping moments of passage through contemporary cartography. These delicate ink line drawings on paper are an accumulation of time collected to reveal as a whole the meander of his hand. Derived from the process of remembering journeys down gridded city streets, winding country roads, and hikes throughout his life, images of these memories flow through Boyson’s mind and translate into the line wander across the paper plane. These renderings become a passage of memories into the visible, an Intuitive Derive.

exhibiting through Friday, November 15, 2019

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EMBOLDEN

 
 

Opening Reception
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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THE NEW SOUTH 4

 
 

Opening Reception
Friday, JUNE 7, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 PM

free and open to the public
ARTIST MIXER :: SATURDAY, JULY 13, 4-8 PM

The New South 4 June 7 - July 26, 2019 | Kai Lin Art is proud to host our fourth annual juried exhibition of works on paper, The New South 4. The show explores the contemporary South through the perspectives of 39 artists living and working throughout the Southeast. From over 2,000 submitted artworks, 80 pieces were selected for the exhibition.

Overseeing the selection process this year are our jurors Lisa Hart, Professor of Foundation Studies at SCAD Atlanta who has been exhibited internationally within the United States, Mexico and Europe, and Todd Anderson, Professor of Printmaking at Clemson University who has been collected by institutions such as the U.S. Library of Congress, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Both artists are represented in Atlanta by Kai Lin Art and we are very grateful for lending us their time and expertise in the selection process.

FEATURING THE ART OF:
CHLOE ALEXANDER, STEVEN ANDERSON, JO ARELLANES, HONOR BOWMAN HALL, LANNY BREWSTER, RAJ BUNNAG, PHILIP CARPENTER, DONNA CATOTTI, MARY BETH CORNELIUS, MARY COZENS, JACOB CROOK, FRANKLIN DELGADO, MANTY DEY, JESSICA DURANT, DEBBIE EZELL, CATHLEEN FICHT, GWEN GUNTER, CHAD HAYWARD, ROXANE HOLLOSI, SUSAN HOPP, ALLISON JOHNSON, LORI BROOK JOHNSON, KATHY A KITZ, STEPHANIE KOLPY, CHRISTINA KWAN, LU LIU, GENIE MAPLES, BRETT MIOTTI, MARRYAM MOMA, ANDREW MULLALLY, ROB NIXON, JONATHAN PRICHARD, MARK SCHOON, EMILY SHOPP, DREW TETZ, RYLAN THOMPSON, LISA D. WATSON, DENISE WELLBROCK, ANNAMARIE WILLIAMS, APPLE ZHAO

THE NEW SOUTH 4 exhibition runs through July 26th, 2019

MOMENTUM

 
 

Opening Reception
Friday, april 12, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 PM

free and open to the public
Exhibition runs through MAY 31st

MOMENTUM - APRIL 12 - MAY 31, 2019 | KAI LIN ART is pleased to announce our third exhibition of 2019 featuring the collaborations of Lela Brunet & Phil Harris, Jeremy Brown & Adam Podber, Joe Camoosa & Ryan McCullough, Fabian Williams, Miya Bailey, Blockhead and Kevin Palme. This exhibition centers around collaborative works by a diverse group of regional Southeastern-based artists who are creating work that reflects our contemporary state of creativity and shows what can happen when we work together.

Resident gallery artists Lela Brunet and Phil Harris collaborate together on three new large scale works that combines their aesthetics into layered, pop-infused, portraits of female goddesses made of sharp lines, bold colors and delicate figures. Long time artist at the gallery, Jeremy Brown collaborates with Adam Podber on a group of multimedia pieces that combine graffiti, aerosol, graphic design and resin.

Joe Camoosa returns to Kai Lin Art with Tampa-based artist Ryan McCullough collaborating on a large selection of works on paper. Mesmerizing compositions of lines, overlapping colors and interwoven geometric shapes and lines come together as Camoosa and McCullough merge their respective styles into an abstractly formal yet progressively fluid style.

Atlanta Artist Fabian Williams, know for his cosmic style and large scale murals around the city, is collaborating with artists Malika Deshon and Barry Duperon for several pieces in the exhibition. Miya Bailey of Peter Street Station and City of Ink will be showing at Kai Lin Art for the first time. Bailey has created a new body of work for our gallery featuring abstracted figures and natural palettes. MOMENTUM will also include one of the most collaborative artists at the gallery, Blockhead (C. Skeene) who invites a group of collaborators to bring their own styles onto the blank canvas of his iconic hand-carved blockhead in new inventive ways.

To round out the exhibition, Asheville resident and artist Kevin Palme returns to Kai Lin Art with his exquisitely refined and incredibly skilled oil paintings for a solo show within our Grey Gallery. Palme, previously a part of our 2018 exhibition Magic, paints still lives of melting ice cubes, frozen in a state of rest but leaping out of the canvas with truly magical effects. Each piece is painted in a serene hues that dance between abstraction and photo realism.

MOMENTUM exhibits through Friday, May 31st, 2019

 
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PRINT BIENNIAL 2019

 
 

Opening Reception
Friday, MARCH 8TH, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 PM

free and open to the public
Exhibition runs through APRIL 5

ATLANTA PRINTMAKERS STUDIO PRINT BIENNIAL MARCH 8 - APRIL 5, 2019 | KAI LIN ART is pleased to announce our second exhibition of 2019:

The Atlanta Print Biennial is an international juried exhibition, open to all artists working in hand-pulled printmaking processes. The exhibit is organized by Atlanta Printmakers Studio and hosted by Kai Lin Art, a contemporary art gallery located in the vibrant Westside District of Midtown Atlanta, GA. This year’s Biennial features 48 artists from around the world and 67 selected artworks.

 

Heidi Almosara, Michael Barnes, Mary Brodbeck, Raj Bunnag, Donna Catotti, Jennifer Clarke, Jacob Crook, Andrew DeCaen, Tallmadge Doyle, Robert Dutruch, Cynthia Farnell, Andrew Feuk, Diane Fine, Mario Laplante, Leslie Fry, M. Alexander Gray, Jayne Reid, Jackson, Sarojini Johnson, Emily Koehler, Stephanie Kolpy, Lauren Kussro, Andrew Lawson, Huiming Li, Beauvais Lyons, Jennifer Manzella, Elizabeth McFalls, Jack Michael, Andrew Mullally, Rhea Nowak, Meghan OConnor, Akemi Ohira, Laura Peturson, Colleen Pike-Blair, Lars Roeder, Abdelsalam Salem, Meredith Setser, Emily Shopp, Sarah Smelser, Edgar Soberon, Nicole Soley, Eszter Sziksz, Olivia Timmons, Heinrich Toh, Patrick Vincent, Art Werger, Linda Whitney, kore loy wildrekinde-mcwhirter, Brandon Williams, Elizabeth Younce

 

This year’s juror is Eun Lee. Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and has had many roles in academia and service. She was the program coordinator for the printmaking minor at SCAD in Savannah and served as the Conference Coordinator of SGC International, the largest printmaking organization in North America. Also during her tenure with SGCI, she has served as President, Vice President of External Affairs, Chair of the Nominations Committee, Chair of the Awards Committee and Student Representative. She has also served the prior SGEO organization as President and Vice President. Eun received her MFA from the University of Notre Dame and her BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

APS HISTORY

The Atlanta Printmakers Studio (APS) was established to support the fine art of printmaking in metro Atlanta. Founders envisioned an organization that would provide a well-equipped printmaking studio for local artists as well as raise the awareness of printmaking as an art form. In August 2005 the incorporation papers were signed and in December 2006 APS’s 501c3 non-profit status was approved – Atlanta Printmakers Studio was founded.

Local art centers, universities, and galleries made available their facilities and galleries for workshops and exhibits as APS built membership and formed the organization. During the first year APS received many generous equipment donations. However, we needed of a permanent home. After many months of looking at potential studio space APS moved into the Metropolitan Warehouse complex. The doors opened in November 2006 near downtown Atlanta, and classes began in January 2007. Over the years APS has become a vital printmaking resource for artists, collectors, college students and children.

CONTEMPLATIVE

 
 

Opening Reception
Friday, JANUARY 11, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 PM

free and open to the public
Exhibition runs through MARCH 1

CONTEMPLATIVE JANUARY 11 - MARCH 1, 2019 | KAI LIN ART is pleased to announce our first exhibition of 2019: CONTEMPLATIVE (January 11th - March 1, 2019) featuring the artwork of artists: Greg Noblin, Todd Anderson, Patrick Heagney, Valerie Zimany and Blockhead (Chris Skeene). CONTEMPLATIVE features an intriguing collection of image-based artworks and sculptures that entice viewers for quiet and peaceful moments of reflection.

Long time resident artist of the gallery, Greg Noblin returns with a new series of his signature panelist works. Noblin works to incorporate layers of meaning, symbolism and texture in his artworks through a multistep process of photo collage and panel printing. The final works are a combination of surrealism, photography and landscape supported by organic and inorganic structures. The whimsical and sometimes surreal images offer a glimpse of shared human experiences of struggle, joy, successes and failures. These worlds are a place where nothing is impossible, perception is everything, and reality is what you create.

Master printmaker Todd Anderson’s practice involves long-term, team-based projects that investigate ecological changes to wilderness areas caused by global warming. Anderson, who traditionally works in the ancient practice of woodblock printing, has developed a new experimental photogravure process for the works of CONTEMPLATIVE.  Anderson is committed to preserving the romantic beauty of the natural world and at the same time drawing attention to the dire and uncertain futures of these landscapes and ecologies. Anderson returns to the gallery with a new series of work featuring the stunning beauty of America’s trees and the devastating impact of the mountain pine beetle.

Patrick Heagney is an award winning commercial and editorial photographer who has been exhibiting his work nationally since 2001. His latest body of work combines sculpture and photography to create whimsical fairytale-like worlds out of cut paper. Each piece in this series uses the setting and characters in it to tell a parable about love and relationships.  

Valerie Zimany examines complex relationships between the East and West, nature and technology, and intimate and public worlds through the lens of her American background and extended education in Japan. Borrowed and appropriated images from the histories of art, nature, and society transform surfaces, and suggest symbolic intersections between these different cultures. Distantly familiar archetypes from 1970’s electronics and design, traditional textile patterns, vintage enameled china, and manga or graffiti overlap to create seemingly improbable combinations. Narratives stretch over forms evocative of botanicals and the body, and are often colored with uneasy sensuality or aggressiveness, yet allure with voluptuous softness. Small vignettes hide in crevices as memories do in the corners of the mind. By clashing colors, forms, and imagery she forces relationships or questions the compatibility, and parallel a feeling of wandering out of place at just the right time.

Blockhead is a pseudonym invented by Chris Skeene in 2011 as a way to explore the thriving free art scene in Atlanta. Inspired by his collection of Pez dispensers and blind box art toys (such as figures by be@rbrick or Kidrobot), Chris uses blockheads to bring variety to the repetition of a singular form. Though much of the inspiration for his work are from machine-made items, blockheads are each hand-carved and painted, thereby highlighting the individuality and uniqueness of each piece. Chris also extends the unique nature of the figures by inviting collaborators to bring their own styles to the blank canvas of a carved blockhead.

CONTEMPLATIVE will be on exhibit through Friday, March 1st, 2019.

RADIATE : 10 year ANNIVERSARY

 
 

RADIATE :: NOV 16, 2018 - JAN 4, 2019

Opening Friday, NOV 16, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 PM

free and open to the public
Exhibition runs through JAn 4, 2019

Kai Lin Art is pleased to announce our final exhibition of 2018, RADIATE : A 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Throughout the last decade, we’ve worked and exhibited over 500 artists from across the Southeast and beyond. In this retrospective, we have curated sixty artists from our stable to present artwork that best represents their aesthetic. Many of our Kai Lin Artists are creating fresh new artworks for this exhibition.

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featuring the work of
70 Dot - Donna Howells, Alexi Torres, Amy Douglas, Andrea Garland, Andrew Catanese, Art Werger, Ashley L. Schick, Blockhead, Brad Johnston, Carl Janes, Carmen Rice, Cynthia Lollis, Dale Clifford, Erik Waterkotte, Fabian Williams, GREG MIKE, Gregory Noblin, Hannah Adair, Inkyeong Baek, Jaeyoun Shin, Jamaal Barber, KOFKE Jason Kofke, Jeremy Brown, Joe Camoosa, John Morse, John Tindel, Johnny Warren, Julio Ceballos, Kevin Palme, Landon Perkins, LarrY JENS Anderson, Lee Arnett, Lela BRUNET, Lisa Hart, Lucha Rodriguez, Lynx, Marc Boyson, Michael Elliston, mike lowery, Nate Damen, Nate Dorn, Niki ZarrabI, Patrick Heagney, Phil Harris, Roxane HollOSI, Sam Parker, Sanithna, Spencer Sloan, Steven Anderson, Stephen Philms, Tim Kent, Todd Anderson, Tracy Murrell, Trish LanD, Valentina Custer, Valerie Zimany, Wen Lin, Wesley Terpstra, Will Eskridge, Wyatt Graff, AND Yohey Horishita

We are so grateful for your support and dedication to the arts. Thank you to all the patrons, collectors, artists, curators, museums, corporations, consultants, and creatives that have come through our gallery doors. It is because of your support that we can continue on our trajectory to keeping art alive in Atlanta.

info@kailinart.com 404 408 4248

Infinity

 
 

Opening Reception
Friday, September 28th, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 PM

free and open to the public
Exhibition runs through November 9th, 2018

INFINITY September 28th- November 9th, 2018 | Kai Lin Art is pleased to announce our exhibition: INFINITY. This exhibition is a curated group show of nineteen female artists working in a range of styles and mediums. In continuation of our core values of inclusion and equal representation, Kai Lin Art has invited several new and returning voices to the gallery in a effort to represent an often-minimized perspective within the art community and at large.  

The styles and subjects of artworks in INFINITY range from playful interpretations of architecture to abstraction of the natural world. Other works focus around explorations of the mind’s psychological tendencies and obsessions. Techniques and materials range from painting and printmaking to textile design and interdisciplinary practices.

featuring the work of : 70Dot, Hannah Adair, Inkyeong Baek, Lauren Betty, Claire Carswell, Valentina Custer O’Roark, Maggie Dimmick, Gwen Gunter, Lisa Hart, Roxane Hollosi, Stephanie Howard, Allison James, Christina Kwan, Aslee Livingston, Lyn Montagne, Carmen Rice, Lucha Rodriguez, Emma J. Starr, and Hannah Surace.

SUBLIME

 
 

Opening Reception
Friday AUGUST 3, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 PM

free and open to the public
exhibit runs through SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

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SUBLIME August 3 - September 21, 2018 | Kai Lin Art is pleased to announce the opening of SUBLIME, our sixth exhibition of 2018. Featuring new artwork from Jeremy Brown, Lela Brunet, Elliston Roshi, Blockhead, and introducing Phil Harris, SUBLIME brings dynamic abstract paintings on resin, plexiglass, and paper into the gallery in addition to the uniquely collectible sculptures of Blockhead. Each artist has collaborated together on multiple artworks making this exhibition simply sublime.

sublime /səˈblīm/ of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe. synonyms: elevated, awe-inspiring, majestic, magnificent, glorious, superb, wonderful, marvelous, splendid.

Resident Kai Lin Artist Jeremy Brown creates a fresh collection of his signature layered resin works. Part of Brown’s aesthetic is derived from the complex, layered, out of the box nature found in street art. He uses unconventional materials such as aerosols, concrete, and custom neon light fixtures. The works of SUBLIME are influenced by the nature of memories and recreation and make use of found objects by integrating them directly into the artwork. All of Brown’s pieces are held together through a strong interest and care for humanity and compassion.

The highly sought after and prolific multimedia artist and muralist Lela Brunet has developed a new series of goddesses and sirens for SUBLIME. Combining modern and graphic patterns with a multitude of mixed media practices in addition to influences from her multicultural upbringing, Brunet has continued her affinity for depicting powerful female icons and deities from cultures around the world. The works of SUBLIME draw inspiration from the canonical Hindu goddesses such as Devi and Kali as well as introducing a smaller series of collectable, abstracted florals. 

Disciplined artist and director of the Atlanta Zen Center Elliston Roshi paints flowingly abstract artworks on plexiglass and gesso panel. Framed together, the two paintings become one in an overlapping harmony of colors and shapes inspired by musical abstraction and zen. The newest series by Roshi introduces singular geometric forms to contrast with the organic, flowing movements of color and creates the perception of depth and distance in the artworks. 

Blockhead is a pseudonym invented by Chris Skeene as a way to explore the thriving free art scene in Atlanta. Inspired by his collection of Pez and blind box art toys, Chris uses blockheads to bring variety to the repetition of a singular form. Though much of the inspiration for his work are from machine-made items, blockheads are each hand-carved and painted, thereby highlighting the individuality and uniqueness of each piece. Chris also extends the unique nature of the figures by inviting collaborators to bring their own styles to the blank canvas of a carved blockhead. Collaborations include Blockheads painted by SUBLIME artists Lela Brunet and Phil Harris and Atlanta artist Niki Zarrabi. 

FRESH artist Phil Harris joins Kai Lin Art with a new series of works for his first exhibition at the gallery. Harris’ work takes the colors and feelings of pop culture and music as a starting point for complex, detailed and geometrically layered abstract paintings on plexiglass. Each work is a dual painting of two plexiglass panels sandwiched together. His signature concentric semi-circles dominate the front panels with beautiful surfaces and unique combinations of colors and patterns while underneath the translucent pane a loose and dynamic aerosol painting creates the moody atmosphere. Harris has collaborated with Lela Brunet, Blockhead and Jeremy Brown for three separate partnerships of style and artwork for SUBLIME. 

The New South III

 
 

Opening Reception
Friday June 22, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 PM

free and open to the public
exhibit runs through July 27, 2018

The New South III June 22 - July 27, 2018 | Kai Lin Art is proud to host our third annual juried exhibition of works on paper, The New South III. The show explores the contemporary South through the perspectives of 60 artists living and working throughout the Southeast. From over 1,000 submitted artworks, 75 pieces were selected for the exhibition.

Overseeing the selection process this year are our jurors Justin Rabideau, Director of The Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum at Kennesaw State University and Larry Jens Anderson, Professor of Art at The Atlanta College of Art & SCAD-Atlanta.

Featuring the work of:

Hannah Adair, Priscilla Alarcon, Rose M. Barron, Steven Anderson, Marie Porterfield Barry, Brendan Baylor, Rita Bazinet, Faye Bell, Marc Boyson, Lanny Brewster, Samantha Burns, Hannah Burton, Sierra Bush, Joe Camoosa, Jennifer Cantley, Julio Ceballos, Madison Clark, Joe Cory, Philip Crawford, Colleen Critcher, Michael Crouse, Valentina Custer O’Roark, Dan Dixon, Joseph Dreher, Sabre Elser, Debbie Ezell, Sue Fox, Andrea Garland, Ashley Gregg, Gwen Gunter, Julie Henry, Maxine Hess, Roxane Hollosi, Mark Hosford, Alea Hurst, Courtney Khail, Axelle Kieffer, Jamie Kim, Laila Kouri, Christina Kwan, Trish Land, Jessica Locklar, Ry McCullough, Casey Mark McGuire Schoon, Lyn Sterling Montagne, Andrew Munoz, Madison Osborne, Coki Panda, Chr!s Reel, Flora Rosefsky, Nell Ruby, Richard Solomon, Emma Starr, Hannah Surace, Chadwick Tolley, Alexi Torres, Katie Troisi, Annemarie Williams, Rebecca Young, Valerie Zimany

 

MAGIC

 

MAGIC

APRIL 27 - JUNE 15, 2018

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Opening Reception
Friday, April 27, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 PM
free and open to the public // exhibiting through june 15, 2018

MAGIC : APRIL 27 - JUNE 15 | Kai Lin Art is excited announce our third exhibition of 2018: MAGIC, featuring new artwork from Larry Jens Anderson, Greg Noblin, Kevin Palme and Andrew Catanese. Each of these artists work in a range of mediums from painting and drawing to photographic illustration. The artists of MAGIC draw inspiration from a fantastical world of imagination and inspiration. Featuring refreshing and vibrant imagery, MAGIC is the perfect exhibition to start Spring. 

Larry Jens Anderson, a longtime artist of the gallery and lauded Professor of Art at SCAD and the Atlanta College of Art has been an inspiration and mentor for many artists over his multi-decade art career. Anderson takes over our Grey Gallery for MAGIC with an experimental collection of paintings, watercolors, and drawings. Themes and motifs of illusions, alternate realities, death and politics weave through the body of work which explores the magic of illusion from making things appear where there was once emptiness. Much of the work challenges the viewer to consider how the unexplainable can continually occur. Though the subject matter may vary, Anderson’s concept of pulling things out of the void remains the same. 

Photographer and photo manipulation wizard Greg Noblin returns to the gallery with a new collection of his trademark panelist works. Drawing inspiration from twilight hours and liminal, the transitory space in Noblin’s images are simple and beautiful. Curious animals and quiet spaces find their way through the night sky and magically transport the viewer to a place of tranquil introspection. Noblin has been working as an artist and photographer since the early 2000’s and recently won International Photographer of the Year. 

Based in Asheville North Carolina, painter Kevin Palme brings his larger scale still life to Atlanta for MAGIC. Rendered with incredible technique, the ice cubes of Palme’s oil paintings dance between abstraction and photo realism allowing for considerations of the form and color as well as the life-like, temporary quality in each of the ice cubes. Palme’s cubes are frozen in state of rest but leaping out of the canvas with truly magical effects. The reflected images are visible in the melted foreground and the serene hues shift and change as the viewer moves through each piece.

Andrew Catanese developed a body of work that engages in a process of myth making. The paintings adapt vignettes from Dante’s Inferno and places them in landscapes along the Chattahoochee River. Encounters with coyote and deer in the dark woods and along the liminal space of the river hold intrinsic symbolism akin to formal narratives like those in Dante’s epic poem. The works, through the incorporation of Dante’s writing, critically address archaic moral dogmas whose arbitrary values have never reflected the complexity of the human condition. Catanese imbues these places with myth and magic as a way to discuss how people form a sense of who they are and their moral systems based upon their surroundings. In doing so, the landscapes become important parts of a person’s identity as they learn and construct mythologies. 

 

FRESH 2

 

FRESH 2

MARCH 9 - APRIL 20, 2018

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Opening Reception
Friday, MARCH 9th, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 PM
free and open to the public // exhibiting through APRIL 20, 2018

FRESH 2 March 9th - April 20th, 2018 | Kai Lin Art is pleased to announce our second exhibition of 2018: FRESH 2. This exhibition is a curated group show of twenty artists working in a range of styles and mediums.

FRESH 2 features the work of Kai Lin Artists : atlTVhead, Lee Arnett , Inkyeong Baek, Lauren Betty, Andrew Catanese, Will Eskridge, Mike Germon, Phil Harris, Lisa Hart, Chris Hobe, Michelle Martin, Dustin Lee Massey, Art McNaughton, Landon Perkins, Stephen Philms, Carmen Rice, Chris Skeene, Freda Sue, Jesse Watts, Art Werger, Jay Wiggins (Evereman), and Kevin Palme.

These artists have been selected by Kai Lin Art as fresh and unique voices in Atlanta and follows up 2017’s FRESH exhibition as an opportunity for Kai Lin Art to show selected works from some of the many incredible artists we have developed relationships with over the past 10 years. FRESH 2 is a cross-section all of the diverse and dynamic artistic styles and perspectives in the city. 

 

CONVERgence

 

CONVERGENCE

JANUARY 19 - March 2, 2018

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Opening Reception
Friday, January 19th, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 PM
free and open to the public // exhibiting through march 2, 2018

Convergence January 19th - March 2nd |  Kai Lin Art is excited to begin 2018 with an incredible exhibition of 4 artists. Convergence brings together Joe Camoosa, Jason Kofke, Ashley L. Schick, and Lucha Rodriguez for explorations in abstraction and inspiration. An undercurrent of place in time and location guide viewers through the works as they situate themselves in the abstract and austere beauty. Follow Kai Lin Art through 2018 as we celebrate 10 years of making art happen in Atlanta with seven shows this year including a special anniversary exhibition featuring many of our longtime artists.  

Joe Camoosa returns to Kai Lin Art with a selection of large and detailed oil paintings that overlap translucent fields of color with interwoven geometric shapes and lines. At times sculptural and endless, Camoosa’s works are abstract and formal, influenced by shifts in perception - the momentary in-between space conjured by viewing what may appear to be an aerial landscape, map, or fragment of a building…the alternation between recognition and abstraction – of being someplace and nowhere at the same time.

Jason Kofke explores the concept of sudden change through historically inspired moments where humanity is connected. These carefully rendered images of scientists, technology, and astronauts in space suits suggests that human ambition and innovation can be both ascendant and ominous. Kofke imbues each piece with nostalgia and these works explore memories of a bygone era as catalysts for human connection and innovation. Working through the timeline of history and employing the techniques of centuries old printmaking processes, Kofke’s work has the feeling of timelessness and permanence.

Ashley L. Schick makes works on paper and artists’ books. The daughter of a biology teacher and an electrical engineer, her work mixes the biological and the industrial. Schick has an MFA in Printmaking and is a Visual Arts faculty member at the Lovett School. The Sea and Sky series of collagraphs and watercolors in Convergence recall the ever-changing rocky landscape around Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, in northwest Ireland. The majority of the prints in this series were created at the studios of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland. Each print is a monoprint, meaning it has a unique color combination and may include multiple full-strength and ghost impressions.

Lucha Rodriguez was born in Caracas, Venezuela and lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Her artwork mimics intricate patterns found in the inner workings of the human body while exploring ideas of abstraction, replication and separation. Although Rodriguez is most recognized for her site-specific paper installations, she has explored a variety of media including copper, textiles, paint, plexiglass and sound. Her series of 10 Knife drawings on view in Convergence pair texture and flatness in pink, monochromatic, minimal compositions.

Opening Friday, January 19th, 7 - 10 PM
Artist Talk Saturday, February 10th, 4 - 5 PM
Evening Hours Thursday, February 15th, 6 - 8 PM
Volume Performance Thursday, March 1st, 7 - 9 PM

 

 

 

 

REVERENCE

 

REVERENCE

November 17th, 2017 - January 12th, 2018

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Opening Reception
Friday, November 17th, 2017
7:00 - 10:00 PM
free and open to the public // exhibit runs through January 12th, 2018

REVERENCE November 17th - January 12th |  Reverence is the 7th and final exhibition of Kai Lin Art’s programming for 2017 with an exciting group show of 5 artists working in diverse mediums and aesthetics. Reverence features the work of Jeremy Brown, Patrick Heagney, Wyatt Graff, Chris Skeene (AKA Blockhead) and Lee Arnett. Engaging with non-traditional uses of their mediums and materials, the artists bring together painting, photography, sculpture and collaboration celebrating the uniqueness and diversity in life. 

Jeremy Brown creates art as a way of expressing himself and appreciating the world around us. Part of Brown’s aesthetic is derived from the complex, layered, out of the box nature found in street art and everyday life. Reverence introduces signs of life and the outside world to the abstract and layered resin paintings he has come to be known for. Brown creates work as an act of meditation with a yearning to maintain love, passion, energy, and harmony. 

Moving to Atlanta from Alabama in 2010, Lee Arnett has freelanced as a graphic designer, started a clothing brand and completed several murals around town for restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. Lee considers art ”without a doubt my truest passion in life.” His paintings combine canvas, cardboard, figurative and abstract. Arnett plays with the relationship between words and symbols in his paintings. Instilling a sense of self, he reminds the viewer that the human behavior relies on one’s emotion and relationship with others. 

Patrick Heagney is an Atlanta-based professional photographer. He received his BFA in Photography from The Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, Atlanta Magazine, Southern Accents, and Veranda. His ongoing Chimera series manipulates light and time around the camera to produce gestural figurative renderings of natural human movements and relationships. The movement conveys the choreography of the subject but also the viewer. Faces, arms or backdrops can sometimes be recognized in the images, as to hint at the process of creation. 

Wyatt Graff explores Modernism in a Post-Modern age. With an eye cast on the traditional concerns of both painting and sculpture, Graff creates object-based environments, influenced by Modernist principles. These principles brought forward in time, focus on the relationship between wall, paint, and support to create a Post-Modern fusion of sculpture and painting.  This merger activates materials and recognizes spatial relationships.  The end result is not painting or sculpture, but rather a new way of investigating both disciplines.

Chris Skeene, or Blockhead, uses his blockhead sculptures to bring variety to the repetition of a singular form. Often borrowing themes or influences from art history and pop culture the sculptures come in a variety of characters and icons. Skeene regularly collaborates with various  Atlanta artists as the form allows for infinite possibilities unveiled by the imagination of others. Reverence will feature original Blockheads and collaborations with Lela Brunet, Joe King, Donna Howell, Monica Alexander, Andrew Catanese, Lindsay Ryden, Hannah Pearman, Matt Field and AtlTvHead.

Artist Talk   Saturday   December 9 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Evening Hours   Thursday   December 14 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Volume V: Closing   Thursday   January 11 7:00 - 9:00 pm

FLOURISH

 
 

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Opening Reception
Friday, September 15th, 2017
7:00 - 10:00 PM
free and open to the public
exhibit runs through November 10th, 2017

FLOURISH September 15th - November 10th, 2017 | Kai Lin Art opens FLOURISH this Friday, September 15th, from 7pm to 10pm. This is the sixth exhibition of 2017 for Kai Lin Art and features the work of four Atlanta based artists exploring the concepts of patterns, repetition and psychology. Lela Brunet, Joe Camoosa, Marv Graff and Lynx Nguyen grace the gallery with their own individual series of works.

Long time artist of the gallery Lela Brunet showcases a new group of her signature mixed media works blending detailed figures, colorful patterning, gradients with silver and gold leaf. Brunet’s work features representations of strong, deity inspired women under celestial backdrops while mixing influences from mythologies and fairy tales where the figure is placed in intriguing roles. She enjoys working primarily on paper with a mixture of mediums such as acrylic, ink, marker, coffee, graphite pencil, tissue paper bleed, and occasionally oil paint. 

Recent Walthall Fellow Joe Camoosa joins Kai Lin Art with a series of concise, bold, graphic works on paper, mylar and canvas that combine drawing with collage. Camoosa’s works are abstract and formal, influenced by shifts in perception - the momentary in-between space conjured by viewing what may appear to be an aerial landscape, map, or fragment of a building. In each piece is the alternation between recognition and abstraction – of being someplace and nowhere at the same time. 

Lynx Nguyen returns to Kai Lin Art with a collection of new large scale panels in his instantly recognizable tally-mark style. His drawings take the form of minimal meditations on repetitions, line, and discipline. Lynx’s work is process-oriented, requiring thousands of ball-point pens and hundreds of hours of mark-making. He elevates the simple act of tally-marking into new forms of consideration. Lynx has previously been a part of both Fresh and the New South at Kai Lin Art. 

Rounding out the artworks in Flourish, Marv Graff has brought several of his delicate and decorated sculptural assemblages. His works are naturalistic equine sculptures crafted out of luxurious and rare materials such as swarovski crystals, silver threads, elk antlers and rare woods. His detailed and meticulous process involves threading and weaving with the precious materials playing with the sense of inherent value and tangible effort.

Long time artist of the gallery, Greg Noblin returns with a fresh series of his signature Panelist works. Noblin works to incorporate layers of meaning, symbolism and texture in his artworks through a multistep process of photo-collage and panel printing. The final works are a combination of surrealism, photography and landscape supported by organic and inorganic structures. Sometimes humorous or fantastic, these allegorical illustrations serve as a bridge between the childhood imagination and adult “reality”.  

Artist Talk   Saturday October 14 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Collectors Night   Thursday October 26 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Volume IV: Closing   Thursday November 9 7:00 - 9:00 pm

SPECTRUM

 
 

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SPECTRUM July 28th - September 8th, 2017 | Kai Lin Art invites Atlanta to our 2017 Summer exhibition SPECTRUM. The fifth show of Kai Lin Art for the year features the works and collaborations of five talented artists: Jeremy Brown, Blockhead, Tim Kent, Chris Hobé, and Kevin Palme. SPECTRUM emphasizes the different ways color and form can evoke meaning, memories, and ideas. These artists make use of gradients, abstraction and forms beyond the 2D picture plane.

Jeremy Brown returns to the gallery with a new series of artwork. These new piece - informed by Brown’s previous layed resin works - essentialize the artist’s philosophy of simplicity and kindness. Inspired by minimalism, raw materials, and the use of created shadows, this body of work is stripped down to the roots. In life, simple & spontaneous kindness is key: the root of something much bigger and louder.

Popular and prolific Blockhead (AKA Chris Skeene) showcases a brand new series of his iconic square headed sculptures for SPECTRUM. Skeene’s love of collectible and limited sculptural toys such as Kid Robot and Pez collections influences his approach to the hand-sculpted and carefully hand-painted characters he brings to life as Blockheads.

Artist Tim Kent brings his unique and precise style to SPECTRUM with a new series of shaped canvas pieces. Employing a new technique of opposing gradients and negative spaces, Kent’s newest works jump off the wall and into a new dimension. Kent’s work allows the audience to visualize color in a three dimensional dialect, as well as to consider how the surface of a plane and the edge and interior of a canvas can all create an important avenue for discovering and uncovering.

California born pop artist, Chris Hobé also known as ArtRevolts creates a box for the world to think outside of. Hobés’ uses vibrant color combinations, eclectic and popular culture references to make his pieces. Hobés’ multi-panel, geometric compositions combine different layers of iconic and nostalgic imagery from comic books, music, logos, and pop patterns.

Kevin Palme paints abstracted fragments of memories and feelings with a reverence for impermanence and jewel-like hues. His paintings resemble a distant landscape, just out of focus and out of reach. The artworks take their titles from haiku poems and intended to read in a similar way, concise and fluid, open to each viewer's personal interpretation.

Artist Talk   Thursday, August 17 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Collectors Night   Thursday, August 24 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Volume III: Closing   Thursday, September 7 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

RESONANCE

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RESONANCE June 9th - July 21st | Kai Lin Art announces its fourth exhibition of 2017 featuring new bodies of work of four artists: Todd Anderson, Greg Noblin, Erik Waterkotte and Andrew Catanese. RESONANCE draws together landscapes, tableaux, photo montage, and experimental printmaking. 

Master printmaker Todd Anderson’s practice involves long-term, team-based projects that investigate ecological changes to wilderness caused by global warming. He works in the ancient tradition of woodblock printing using as many as 15 colors in a single print. Anderson is committed to preserving the romantic beauty of the natural world but at the same time drawing attention to the dire and uncertain futures of these landscapes. Anderson returns to the gallery with a new series of works featuring the stunning vistas and unmatched beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Long time artist of the gallery, Greg Noblin returns with a fresh series of his signature Panelist works. Noblin works to incorporate layers of meaning, symbolism and texture in his artworks through a multistep process of photo-collage and panel printing. The final works are a combination of surrealism, photography and landscape supported by organic and inorganic structures. Sometimes humorous or fantastic, these allegorical illustrations serve as a bridge between the childhood imagination and adult “reality”. 

Erik Waterkotte creates work that centers on concepts of belief, ritual, and space while mixing various experimental printmaking techniques and layering graphics based on his family history, Catholic-upbringing, and fascination with early-American occult. Waterkotte places the viewer into an introspective plane where they can reconcile the real and the unreal in their own faiths. This will be Waterkotte’s first exhibition with Kai Lin Art; he has previously been a part of the group exhibitions FRESH and The New South.

Kai Lin Art welcomes new artist Andrew Catanese with a new series of unique and striking paintings. His figurative, narrative artworks are characterized by a neo-gothic style and horror vacui aesthetic. The work stems from the complex relationship that develops between “outsiders” in the South and the conservatism they disrupt. The dense, tapestry-like images are populated with figures in disguise, caught in moments of violence and intimacy, and surrounded by the thick, heavy native foliage of the South. The paintings depict the South in the echoes of figures and stories at its fringes.

THE NEW SOUTH II

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The New South II April 21 - June 2, 2017 | Kai Lin Art is proud to host our second annual juried exhibition of works on paper, The New South II. The show explores the contemporary South through the perspectives of 39 artists living and working throughout the Southeast. From over 850 submitted artworks, 52 pieces were selected for the exhibition. 

Overseeing the selection process this year are Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary, Veronica Kessenich and Director of the Welch School of Art & Design of Georgia State University, Michael White.

Veronica Kessenich, an Atlanta native, has been working in the arts for over thirteen years, and was hired as Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary in July 2015 after serving for two years as the organization’s Development Director. As Director of the Welch School of Art & Design of Georgia State University, Michael White has overseen the growth of the program to nearly 1,000 majors across ten disciplines and five different undergraduate and graduate degrees. With over 50,000 students, Georgia State is the largest university in the state.

The New South II Artists: 

NICK ADAMS, LEE ARNETT, JAMAAL BARBER, BUZZ BUSBEE, DIMELZA BROCHE, JOE CAMOOSA, KARA CARTER, JOSHUA CHAMBERS, KATELYN CHAPMAN, VALENTINA CUSTER O'ROARK, ANDREW DECAEN, ELYSE DEFOOR, DIANE DAVIS, JOE DREHER, WILL ESKRIDGE, DAVID GABBARD, CANAAN GRIFFIN, ROXANE HOLLOSI, GREG HOWSER, ALEA HURST, JAIME JOHNSON, AXELLE KIEFFER, IVY KILPATRICK, DIEGO LASANSKY, JESSICA LOCKLAR, MIA MERLIN, ANDREW MUÑOZ, LYNX NGUYEN, RAOUL PACHECO, STEPHEN PAYNE, STEPHEN PHILMS, KEITH ROSEMOND, ANNA SCARBROUGH, AMBER SINGLETON, SPENCER SLOAN, FREDA SUE, CHARLIE WATTS, ALEX WILLIAMS, NIKI ZARRABI

artwork from the exhibition

ATLANTA PRINT BIENNIAL

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March 17th, 2017 - April 14th, 2017 | ATLANTA PRINT BIENNIAL:  Kai Lin Art is pleased to be hosting the 2017 Atlanta Print Biennial this March 17th - April 14th. Organized by the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the Atlanta Print Biennial is an international juried exhibition of hand pulled prints and works on paper produced by renowned artists from around the world. This years juror is the 2017 SGC International Printmaker Emeritus Awardee Sydney Cross. In conjunction with the Atlanta Print Biennial, The Southern Graphics Council International will be honoring master printmaker and educator Norman Wagner with the 2017 SGCI Award for Teaching Excellence and a solo exhibition in Kai Lin Art’s Grey Gallery. Started in 2011, this is the fourth Biennial for the Atlanta Printmakers Studio and the second at Kai Lin Art. Atlanta Printmakers Studio will be holding a private opening Thursday, March 16th for SGCI and APS Members. Kai Lin Art will be holding the public opening Friday, March 17th from 7:00 - 10:00pm.

This years Atlanta Print Biennial will feature more than 80 hand printed, editioned works on paper from printmakers around the world. Coinciding with the the Atlanta Print Biennial, the SGC International conference will be held in Atlanta from March 15 -18. The Southern Graphics Council International is the same distinguished organization of which the Biennial’s Juror, Sydney A. Cross, held the office of vice president and then President from 1996-2000. Cross, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts: Northern Arizona University in 1977 and her Masters of Fine Arts: Arizona State University in 1980. She taught printmaking and art for 33 years. In 2015, she retired from teaching at Clemson University where she was awarded the title of Distinguished Alumni Professor of Art.

Norman Wagner is the 2017 recipient of the Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to sharing work representing his past, Wagner will be showing a series of collagraph-monoprint assemblages. “Some of these artworks utilize oil based intaglio process color inks, while the most recent artworks utilize the water-soluble, soy-based Akua intaglio inks, which for me inform a new printing experience—resulting in significantly different color enhancement.” Norman considers his art to be experimental in nature, intuitive and introspective, yet not adhering to any particular mode of expression. Wagner studied printmaking and design at the Institute of Design in Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Visual Design in 1961 and a Master of Science Degree of Visual Design in 1968. Wagner has taught courses in drawing, etching, relief printmaking, lithography, serigraphy, papermaking, book arts and interdisciplinary collaboration and has coordinated numerous printmaking workshops at the Atlanta College of Art. Norman has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally.

Hatched

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January 27, 2017 - March 11, 2017 | HATCHED: KAI LIN ART is pleased to present HATCHED featuring artists Thomas Turner and Carly Drew. HATCHED features Thomas Turner’s surreal and symbolic acrylic paintings on wood panel as well as Carly Drew’s layered watercolor landscapes of southern Appalachia. Both artists explore themes of interconnectedness and the passage of time, each from their own personal points of view.


Thomas Turner takes inspiration from Chinese folklore, Greek mythology, Buddhism and Quantum theories to illustrate poetic explorations of universal human origin and connectedness. Turner plays with classical and traditional symbols in a contemporary palette and style where the viewer is witness to our existence and conception personified through birds, landscapes and celestial bodies. Turner has previously been a part of numerous group exhibitions in Atlanta including Kai Lin Art’s “The New South” and “Fresh”. This is Turner’s first solo exhibition.


Carly Drew examines our ever changing relationships to place through layers of personal history, industrial changes to the terrain and the rich American landscape painting traditions. Drawing parallels these layers by holding evidence of decisions made during the working process while showing changes in the work that have taken place over time. This direct connection of media and concept, Drew works to layer past, present, and unseen aspects of a location. By weaving each of these threads into a single image, the result becomes a small narrative compression of the history, ideas, and personal connections to the land.

 

Boundless

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December 9, 2016 – January 20, 2017 | BOUNDLESS: KAI LIN ART proudly presents BOUNDLESS: Todd Monaghan, Larry Jens Anderson, and Elliston Roshi. BOUNDLESS, featuring new works from TODD MONAGHAN, LARRY JENS ANDERSON, and ELISION ROSHI, is an exploration into the human psyche and the human condition through immersive, intuitive, unconventional painting.

Our gallery is excited to welcome New York based spiritual surrealist, TODD MONAGHAN into our stable of artists. In this solo exhibition of works on canvas, Monaghan applies paint by flicking, spilling, and dripping into a textural, immersive, multi-level artworks. Monaghan’s painting engages formally with line and density on a large scale and thematically stare into the widest scope of all: our boundless universe. Stretching as large as 118 inches, these paintings relate to the individual and whole of the cosmos in their gripping, expressionistic approach. Monaghan has exhibited in New York, Atlanta, Miami and various galleries across the United States and abroad and his works have been collected by academic, corporate and private collections worldwide.

 

LARRY JENS ANDERSON is a prolific Atlanta based artist with a wide breadth of artwork in many styles and themes including gender, sexual identity, human rights, politics, religion and mortality, often referencing his family history. Anderson, who was born and raised in the small town of Randall, Kansas, has traveled and taught in both France and Italy where much of the inspiration for the pieces in BOUNDLESS comes from. Anderson’s drawings are elegant and beautifully rendered expressions of thought provoking and intensely personal subjects. Across multiple mediums, the viewer escapes into humor to seriousness, through love and meditations on the human condition. Anderson’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Germany, Belgium, Japan, France, Italy, Australia, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and throughout the USA. He is included in many corporate collections as well as the High Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Atlanta, The Mint Museum Charlotte, Wichita Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.


ELLISTON ROSHI practices spontaneity and respect for materials in his process. These artworks manifest as a double layered painting where colorful mixtures of Japanese sumi ink, charcoal, and watercolor on the underside of the framed glass interacts through light and perspective with the complimentary painting beneath the glass. These combinations are one where the sum is greater than the parts. The abstract relationship of each layer to the materials reveal a way of looking at beauty in the world. Roshi is an ordained abbot and guiding teacher at the Atlanta Soto Zen Center and has taught design at University of Illinois SAIC.

 

 

Fresh

October 21 – December 3, 2016 | FRESH: Kai Lin Art proudly presents FRESH, a cutting-edge group exhibition featuring 18 artists from the Southeast. In curating the exhibition, Kai Lin Art has assembled a diverse group of artists working in a wide range of techniques and mediums as they explore unique perspectives on community and culture. Art as an universal language is influenced through regional practice and shared histories. Through painting, printmaking, drawing, and mixed media, FRESH is an exhibition that investigates the notions of our place in time in relation to the creative mind in the Contemporary South.


FRESH featuring artists Josh Brown, Rebecca Coll, Nate Dorn, Chris Hobe, Tim Kent, Michael Klapthor, Wen Lin, Carl Linstrum, Michelle Martin, John Morse, Lynx Nguyen, Sam Parker, Sanithna Phansavanh, Chris Skeene, Michael Thrush, Thomas Turner, Erik Waterkotte, and Niki Zarrabi // Opens Friday, October 21st, 2016 7:00 – 10:00pm + runs through December 3rd

LAVISH PIGMENT

September 9 – October 15, 2016: LAVISH PIGMENT is a four artist exhibition featuring Daniel Byrd, Tim Kent, Ashley L. Schick, and Donald Robson.


Daniel Byrd: In his inaugural exhibition, Daniel Byrd explores his passion for abstract expressionism and graffiti. Using large brushes, Byrd creates distinctive images that are wide and thin, loud and quiet, thick or transparent. The intention of this work is to encapsulate a sensation for the viewer to be enveloped by paint. This experience allows our mind to ponder each lavish layer as they dance across the surface of the canvas creating intense moments of color, mark and expression.


Tim Kent: Tim Kent has a deep respect for craftsmanship throughout his creation process. Each piece begins sculpturally through traditional canvas-building techniques to emphasize form and shape. Kent’s work allows the audience to visualize the environment as well as to consider how the surface of each plane, the edge and the interior of the canvas can all create an important avenue for discovery and uncovering. The volumes of canvas and its surrounding space are used as chiseling tools giving the viewer an understanding of the relationship between line, shadow, color, and form.


Ashley L. Schick: Field Studies is the result of a 10 year studio practice of thinking in colors and layers. Patterns, textures and organic forms inspire Ashley L. Schick with each hand-cut, hand-assembled composition. Each piece is a study of place, time, and experience as if the viewer is walking through a forest. The path might be the same, but light, wildlife, weather, season, and inner monologues are different each time. These works explore world building, speculation, and immersion as vibrant descriptions of the mental interior. The imaginary worlds with fragments of nature and culture, monuments and experience, islands and explosions are made new and take on hybrid and ambiguous forms allowing stories to seep out for the viewers’ own interpretation.


Donald Robson: In this exhibition of works on paper, Don Robson explores his fascination with interconnectedness. The thread that connects history with painting, music with theater, the high and the low brow. Symbolism, analogy, and metaphor are key themes throughout his work and narrative story telling never seems too far away. Through carefully curated lines and color, Robson finds himself rewriting and combining familiar visual cues of folktale, human achievement, and recognized stories.

THIS I KNOW + PAPER THIN + BLOCK PARTY

 

July 22 – September 3rd, 2016: JEREMY BROWN: This I Know + PATRICK HEAGNEY: Paper Thin + BLOCKHEAD: Block Party | ‘This I Know’ is Atlanta based artist Jeremy Brown’s follow up show to his debut solo exhibit last summer ‘LOVE MARKS THE SPOT’. With this new body of work, Brown strives to showcase his unconventional techniques, abstract use of materials and collection of thoughts by combining an urban aesthetic with solid bright colors, clean horizon-like stripes, layers, depth, abstract marking and the use of text.


‘Paper Thin’ is a solo exhibition in our Grey Gallery of Patrick Heagney’s photographic works on archival pigment print. Each of us actively creates our own reality based on data from our observations and experiences. These characters in the pictures have come up against versions of reality different from their own and must reevaluate their whole world view.


‘Block Party’ by Blockhead is inspired by artist Chris Skeene’s collection of Pez dispensers and blind box art toys such as KidRobot. Chris hand-carves and paints Blockhead sculptures and creates a variety of characters through the repetition of a singular form. He invites collaborators to bring their own styles to the blank canvas of a carved Blockhead and finds infinite possibilities when using these forms as his canvas and the possibilities in the imagination of others.

CONNECTED

June 3 – July 16, 2016: CONNECTED | This four artist exhibition features all new bodies of work by Rennaissance-inspired painter Lela Brunet, photo-surrealist mixed media artist Greg Noblin, history-inspired printmaker Jason Kofke, and introducing recent SCAD graduate Amy Douglas.

Lela Brunet’s artwork is heavily influenced by mythology, religion, and depictions of the female figure during the Renaissance Period. In this new series called Energize Her, Brunet explores the modern day version of the Renaissance woman through the relationship between technology and energy in our connected world. These dynamic female portraitures are being energized or interacting with energy. Each figure is surrounded by a vivacious manifestation of line, color, and shape.

Greg Noblin’s work explores surrealist environments through photo manipulation and mixed media. Each scenario may appear as allegorical with a feeling of imaginative, vintage children’s books in which animals engage in fantastical situations. Noblin seeks to find connection through the lens of his life experiences.

Jason Kofke explores the concept of sudden change through historically inspired moments where humanity is connected. These carefully rendered images of scientists, fighter jets, and astronauts in space suits suggests that human ambition and innovation can be both ascendant and ominous. Kofke imbues each piece with nostalgia and these works explore memories of a bygone era as catalysts for human connection.

Amy Douglas’ work identifies locations of architectural, historical, and visual interest from celebrated Seattle neighborhoods whose personalities are being muscled by population growth and progress. These artworks tell the visual stories of Seattle’s transition from past to present and our connection to one another through personal experiences of place and time.

THE NEW SOUTH

April 8 – May 14, 2016: THE NEW SOUTH | Kai Lin Art proudly presents our inaugural juried works on paper exhibition THE NEW SOUTH. With 200+ artists submitting over 1,000 artworks, THE NEW SOUTH features 69 national artists (and one from Sweden) each exploring the contemporary Southern experience through the versatile and dynamic medium of paper. The intent of this exhibition is to bring attention to the diverse range of artistic expression found in Atlanta, Georgia. Presenting artists:

Ashley Anderson, Steven Anderson, Jamaal Barber, Robert Brown, Abby Bullard, Buzz Busbee, Joshua Chambers, InKyoung Chun, Laura Cleary, Rebecca Coll, Valentina Custer O’Roark, Diane Davis, Raymond DeCicco, Carlos Delgado, Jan DiPietro, Joe Dreher, Carly Drew, Michael Ezzell, Ashley Gattis, Melissa Harshman, Lisa Hart, Mary Hartman Parks, Stephanie Howard, Hwahyun Kim, Carl Janes, Anna Kenar, Brian Kendall, Susan Knippenberg, Lauren Kussro, Diego Lasansky, Dena Light, Michelle Martin, Steve McKenzie, Ron Meick, Kathy Meliopoulos, Andrew Muñoz, Tracy Murrell, Sarah Nathaniel, Eleanor Neal, Bora Choi Nepowada, Chris Neuenschwander, Lynx Nguyen, Christoph Nowak, Allison Parker-Shockley, Landon Perkins, Alejandro Prieto, Elmer Ramos, Donald Robson, Beatriz Rodriguez, Cassidy Russell, Hasani Sahlehe, Ashley L. Schick, Robert Sherer, Jaeyoun Shin, Tom Shutt, Spencer Sloan, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Alison Stone, Wesley Terpstra, Dayna Thacker, Lance Turner, Thomas Turner, Laura Vela, Norman Wagner, Erik Waterkotte, Adam Wellborn, Fabian Williams, Lauren Wright, and Niki Zarrabi.

THE PAST IS NEVER THE PAST + THE LAST GLACIER

Kai Lin Art presents dual solo exhibitions Larry Jens Anderson in the Main Gallery + Todd Anderson in the Grey Gallery:

February 12 – April 2, 2016: The Past is Never The Past | In his first solo exhibition at Kai Lin Art, Larry Jens Anderson explores the embellished memories we carry in life. Family, home, and humor are interpreted through the veneer of our glossed realities. In this series of over 50 cohesive and divergent artwork ranging from drawing to painting, mixed media to sculpture, Anderson explores the notion that The Past is Never The Past.

February 26 – April 2, 2016: The Last Glacier | In his first exhibition at Kai Lin Art, printmaker Todd Anderson uses reductive woodcut techniques to make original prints inspired by the remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park. The Last Glacier project seeks to capture the fading majesty of the glaciers. Since its founding in 1910, the park contained more than 150 glaciers. Today, less than 25 glaciers remain.

alchemy + whispHer

December 11th, 2015 – January 30th, 2016 | alchemy + whispHer: Kai Lin Art will be hosting dual solo exhibitions by Elliston Roshi in our main gallery and Lela Brunet in our grey gallery:

alchemy | Elliston Roshi In his first solo exhibition at Kai Lin Art, Zen Buddhist Sensei Elliston Roshi creates a dynamic and transformative body of artworks through sumi ink on glass and gesso panel. Alchemy is defined as the medieval forerunner of chemistry based on the supposed transformation of matter.   With his command of materials, Roshi explores emotion and mysticism through the organic behavior of his medium and allows abstracted images to materialize through the natural processes of pigment, movement and water.  These pieces are what Roshi sees as “music for the eyes”.

whispHer | Lela Brunet In Lela Brunet’s second solo exhibition WhispHer, she found inspiration studying the Gothic ornamental details found in altarpieces of late Medieval Art. Bold golds, moody reds, graphite and coffee stains all play a role in her exploration into the richness of the female form, their graceful poses and facial expressions. Brunet’s obsessive focus on fine detail, intricate line work and geometric patterning are all on display as she balances darkness and beauty in the soft feminine sweetness of these dynamic works of art.

Atlanta Printmakers Studio Atlanta Print Biennial

November 6th, 2015 – November 30th, 2015 | Atlanta Printmakers Studio Atlanta Print Biennial: The Atlanta Print Biennial is an international juried exhibition of hand pulled prints and works on paper produced by renowned artists from around the world. The exhibit is organized by Atlanta Printmakers Studio and hosted by Kai Lin Art, and juried by Art Werger, an internationally known master of aquatint, color intaglio and mezzotint. The exhibition will feature 69 printmakers.

November 6th, 2015 – November 30th, 2015 | Carlos Delgado Solo Exhibition: In conjunction with the APS Print Biennial, we will be hosting a solo exhibition in our Grey Gallery of internationally renown, Cuban-born printmaker Carlos Delgado. A master printer who studied classical perspective, Delgado focuses on the idea of compositional space. This series is a suite of photogravure prints etched from copper plate onto Pescia paper. The pieces are an expression of the inter-connectivity between the mind and its relation to architectural elements.

LOVE marks the spot + OPPOSITES

August 7th, 2015 – September 11th, 2015 | LOVE marks the spot is a solo exhibition featuring graffiti-guided Jeremy Brown. This is Brown’s first solo show he explores passion, energy, and drive through the act of creation. His artworks are layered tiers of color fields, inspired thoughts, and abstracted shapes depicting unconditional love encapsulated in physical form. Through Jeremy’s work, love marks the spot.

August 7th, 2015 – September 11th, 2015 | OPPOSITES is an exhibition featuring hand-cut paper maven Lucha Rodriguez in our ancillary Grey Gallery. Rodriguez, whose work has just been collected by the High Museum of Art, creates wonderfully exquisite mixed media works based on her own extravagant symbolism of inspired creaturettes as it relates to the body.  Her art pieces are immersive, surreal, and environmental.

THE FUTURE IS NOW 

June 19th, 2015 – July 31st, 2015 | THE FUTURE IS NOW is a four artist exhibition featuring artwork by Jason Kofke, Alex Leopold, Sloane Bibb, and Wesley Terpstra. Each of these artists combine layered histories to create dynamic works of art that embody the past. Creative decisions begin to reflect individualized intentions creating a fresh perspective of the future, which only exists in the present moment.  Through the lens of each artist, The Future Is Now.

LUMINOUS

April 10th, 2015 – May 29th, 2015 | LUMINOUS: radiating, shining, illuminated.  LUMINOUS is a three person solo exhibition featuring all new works by Sam Parker, Greg Noblin, and Lela Brunet.

THE TITANS

September 18th, 2015 – October 30th, 2015 | THE TITANS is a four artist exhibition featuring all new works by KAI LIN ARTists Wyatt Graff, Greg Noblin, Larry Jens Anderson, and Ashley L. Schick. Fresh off of his retrospective at MOCA-GA (Museum of Contemporary Art-Georgia), retired SCAD-Atlanta Professor Larry Jens Anderson will be showing an exhibit of works on paper in our Grey Gallery. One of our most widely collected artists, SCAD-Atlanta coach Wyatt Graff has created a new body of contemporary artwork on multiple layers of plexiglas. Greg Noblin has been quite prolific this year in this new collection of 10 new large works of photo-illustrative paneled works and former SCAD-Atlanta MFA graduate and Visual Arts faculty at Lovett School, Ashley L. Schick creates a collection based on planets.

AMBITIOUS BEAST

February 13th, 2015 – April 3, 2015 | AMBITIOUS BEAST is a group exhibition featuring Ashley L. Schick, Elliston Roshi, Christopher Stevens, Jeremy Brown, Tom Haney, Lisa Hart, Patrick Heagney, Wen Lin, Jonny Warren, Augusta Wilson, Inkyeong Baek, Jaeyoun Shin, and Larry Jens Anderson.

awaken

December 19th, 2014 | awaken: / |əˈwākən| /to kindle, to rouse, to stimulate someone. Awaken is a four artist exhibition featuring all new original works of art by Greg Noblin, Patrick Heagney, Jonny Warren, and Carl Linstrum.

MIGRATORY POTENCY

November 1st, 2014 | MIGRATORY POTENCY: /ˈmīɡrəˌtôrē ˈpōtnsē/ The movement of energy, power, and influence to affect one’s mind, body, and soul. This three person solo exhibition features new artwork from acclaimed artists Wallace DuVall, Elliston Roshi, and Dale Clifford. Migratory Potency is an examination of nature its influence on the human spirit. In a range of three different mediums, Duvall (mixed media), Roshi (sumi ink), and Clifford (lino/wood cut) each take a transformative approach to creating captivating imagery around the shared theme of nature and it’s effects on our conscious.

elsewhere

September 19th, 2014 |For the first time in our gallery history, Kai Lin Art is proudly to present elsewhere: a solo exhibition by Kent Knowles. Showcasing 30 paintings, 20 drawings, with 7 sculptural works, Kent Knowles explores the idea of self-preservation and self-isolation in an overly stimulated world. Using thick, rhythmic brushstrokes, he gesturally paints elegantly distorted female figures interacting with various animals in an intriguing suspension of reality. One can feel the sense of solitude within each of Kent’s paintings, bringing the viewer into a private realm where we so often retreat. The tension and relationship of each figure creates a sense of apprehension, stillness, and quiet warmth. Knowles’ palette of fresh and warm colors frame a dynamic environment full of vibrant movement. Kent’s art explores the ideas of communication and engagement between the external and internal. In an overly connected and stimulated world, we often find ourselves pondering our existence in nature through his imagery. These exquisite paintings evoke the feeling of being elsewhere.

FRESH FOLK

August 8th, 2014 | FRESH FOLK: featuring Tom Francis, Scott Dupree, Jeremy Brown, and Adam Wellborn is a four person group exhibition featuring fresh, original works of art by four new artists.

The Pretenders

June 13th, 2014 | The Pretenders / Twilight Falls Gently / a small rustle are three concurrent solo art exhibitions featuring works by Carl Linstrum / Nathaniel Galka / Ashley L. Schick.

RETURNING HOME

April 11th, 2014 | RETURNING HOME is a three person solo exhibition featuring fresh new works from Sam Parker, Larry Jens Anderson and introducing Peter Ferrari.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA

February 7th, 2014 | ENCYCLOPAEDIA /enˌsīkləˈpēdēə/: a type of reference work – a compendium holding a summary of information.

A Compendium of Modernity features Jason Kofke / Using the printing process, Kofke informs the digital record database of today through the printed Encyclopedias of his youth, so as to understand the printed image. Kofke uses the encyclopedia to remind us the importance of the printed image, and its ties to our history.

A Compendium of Fauna featuring Greg Noblin / In Noblin’s Animal series he ties the organic forms of the animal world and combines it with the rigidness of humanity to create a way to think about the perception of reality. Through the subject of animals, Noblin explores the concept of capturing reality in photography and all that concept entails.

A Compendium of Transcendence featuring Joe Tsambiras / Tsambiras creates a mythic world, influenced by medieval references, science fiction, classic fairy tales, and contemporary culture, that explores the space where nonlinear reasoning, intuition, and physical reality collide. His etchings evoke an inner world that inform us we must become in touch with the primal aspects of human nature.

WONDERMENT

December 13th, 2013 | WONDERMENT: /ˈwəndərmənt/: a state of awed admiration or respect. WONDERMENT is a three person solo exhibition featuring all new works by Wyatt Graff, Lucha Rodriguez, and introducing Kristine Nardelli.  Just in time for the holidays, WONDERMENT will also feature festive works by 10 artists in our Grey Gallery of small works: Sam Parker, Jon Arge, Ashley L. Schick, Greg Noblin, Mike Lowery, Katrin Wiehle, Tim Boyd, Jonny Warren, Lisa Hart, and Kent Knowles.

SOLACE

November 8th, 2013 | SOLACE: [’sälis]: To comfort in a time of distress. We are living in an perfectly precarious time in our world.  There is peace in knowing that we are all in this together.  That we can find SOLACE in our community, in our families, and through art. In this exhibition of works by our artists Nate and Travis Dorn, Patrick Heagney, and Cassidy Russell, each artist finds comfort by creating environments for the viewer to become enveloped into an otherworldly realm.

PERFECTLY PRECARIOUS

September 13th, 2013 | Perfectly Precarious: Art is perfect in its imperfections.  As an expression of the human soul, artists depend on a certain level of chance and uncertainty when creating.  In this exhibition of new and fresh works by our artists Greg Noblin, Elliston Roshi, Sam Parker, and Lisa Hart, Perfectly Precarious represents this contrast and juxtaposed dynamic. Please join us as we launch the grand opening our fourth exhibition Perfectly Precarious!

 I’M LUCKING TO BE HERE 

July 12th, 2013 | I’M LUCKING TO BE HERE (WITH SOMEONE I LIKE), YOU MAKE ME FEEL SPECIAL, & ASCENSION: These three concurrent solo exhibitions features new bodies of works by four artists.  I’m Lucky To Be Here (With Someone I Like) is a two person show with dozens of new drawings on wood, paper, and canvas by husband and wife team Mike Lowery and Katrin Wiehle; You Make Me Feel Special is a solo exhibit of new works on paper in our Grey Gallery by local talent John Tindel; Ascension introduces emerging artist Jonny Warren in our new Emerging Gallery projects space.  We hope you will join us for the launch of this incredible show!

INHABITED

May 10th, 2013 | INHABITED: inhabited is a triple solo exhibition featuring new art works from gallerist and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) professor Carl Linstrum, SCAD professor Larry Jens Anderson, and introducing Ashley L. Schick in our works on paper Grey Gallery.  in·hab·it·ed  {in hæ bit ed} :  to live or dwell, to exist.