KAI LIN ART is please to announce our representation of Joe Camoosa

We are please to announce our gallery now represents artist Joe Camoosa.

Born in Asbury Park New Jersey, Camoosa received his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Mass Communication and Anthropology. Camoosa's works are explorations centered on the relationship between space, shape, pattern, scale, and repetition. Informed by cartography, music, architectural fragments, and aerial landscapes, Camoosa makes concise, bold, graphic works on paper, Mylar, or canvas that combine drawing, painting and collage.

For more on The Art of Joe, we invite you to visit his page here. For inquiries into availability, please contact the gallery at 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

We also invite you to join us for our Collectors Night with extended hours on Thursday, October 26th from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Kai Lin Art announces our partnership with Ponce City Market

Ice cubes - Kevin Palme 

We are excited to announce that Kai Lin Art, along with nine other premier Atlanta galleries have been selected to exhibit at the Atlanta Art Collective at The Boiler Room of Ponce City Market! The exhibition opens on October 28, 2017 and will run through January 14, 2018 during PCM's regular hours. You can find the exhibit on the second floor of PCM in the Boiler Room, directly above Williams Sonoma next to Mercury restaurant.

The exhibit features artists Jeremy Brown, Kevin Palme, Blockhead, Tim Kent, Greg Noblin, Larry Anderson, Todd Anderson, Elliston Roshi, Jason Kofke, Andrew Catanese, Wen Lin, Inkyeong Baek, Erik Waterkotte, Anna Kenar, Patrick Heagney, Mandy Ferguson, Marv Graff, and Carey Morton.

There will also be an Opening Reception on November 4, 2017. Please join us in celebration! 

Simple Kindness Inspires Unity - Jeremy Brown (2017)

 
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KAI LIN ART in partnership with The Gallery Residences in Buckhead // group exhibition

Dear Friends + Collectors,

We are excited to share with you our partnership with The Gallery Residences on Peachtree Street for a group exhibition featuring a collective of KAI LIN ARTists!

The exhibition features Larry Jens Anderson, Todd Anderson, Blockhead, Jeremy Brown, Lela Brunet, Andrew Catanese, Dale Clifford, Wallace DuVall, Marv Graff, Lisa Hart, Lynx, Carey Morton, Greg Noblin, and Elliston Roshi.

Opening Wednesday, October 18th
6:30 - 8:30pm
The Gallery Lobby

2795 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 

 
 
 

FLOURISH | photo gallery + artist talk October 14th

Dear Friends and Collectors, 

We would like to invite you to our ARTIST TALK this coming Saturday, October 14th from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Join Lynx Nguyen, Lela Brunet, Joe Camoosa, Marv Graff and Greg Noblin and hear about their inspiration behind their latest body of work:

ARTIST TALK
Saturday, Oct 14
5:30 - 6:30 PM

Also, we’d like to share a recent studio conversation with our artist Lynx Nguyen from ArtsATL!

Check out the photo gallery below from the FLOURISH opening reception below!

Artfully,
The Crew @kailinart
KAI LIN ART // info@kailinart.com // 404 408 4248

A studio conversation with Lynx Nguyen - ArtsATL interview

Thanks to ArtsATL for featuring Lynx Nguyen! We are honored to be exhibitng Lynx's work as a part of our current exhibition Flourish
You can find ArtsATL online at their site ArtsATL.com

Below is the full Q and A with Lynx and a gallery of his works currently on view at Kai Lin Art

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A studio conversation with Lynx Nguyen
Anna Nelson-Daniel
 Sep 29, 2017
Photos and interview by Anna Nelson-Daniel.
Lynx Nguyen’s repetitious technique of mark-making visualizes the labor inherent in his artistic practice. The process involves filling the frame with layers of pen ink using an electric drill. Both method and material resonate with the everyday.
Nguyen earned his MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and BFA from Georgia State University. We met in an exhibition space behind his residential studio to discuss his work in the upcoming exhibition Flourish with Kai Lin Art gallery.
ArtsATL: You often mention discipline as a key component of your methodology. Can you talk more about that?
Lynx Nguyen: Among very successful people there is always some sort of discipline. That discipline is already within us. It’s discipline that gets us out of bed and to work. It’s just a necessary thing to do. If you have that discipline there’s nothing you can’t do. Why is someone doing artwork? So that can be proved as a person.
So all of my work is this way to go within this discipline. There is just a need to dig that out. My work is to do that so that I’m able to control what I want to do with my discipline. Something you do daily as part of that process. Sometimes it’s so hard with the changes of daily life.
ArtsATL: At what point did you incorporate power tools into your creative process?
Nguyen: After my first year at SCAD, I started mark-making and was always looking for a more efficient way of making this faster. Also, during that time I was researching reincarnation and the cycle of life. So I was looking for that circle, something to create that cycle. The drill is perfect because it’s making a circle there. That represents our thoughts going through our minds daily. The work is an internal reflection. You don’t have time to sit there and pay attention to it.
The drill here is perfect for this concept. This process requires effort, discipline, physical work, sacrifice. That’s the part that people don’t understand about my work. It’s fast using the drill, but in less than five minutes your hand could be broken. There’s a way to hold and to distance your body to overcome the pain.
Using the drill is extremely difficult to do because there’s a lot of wear and tear. The tear shows a loss of focus. This is metal, and this drill is flying 4000 marks per minute. If you’re not focused, it can dig into the paper, chew it up, tear it up. So you have to have that mindset of walking on thin ice, just to hit the surface like this one at a time to layer.
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ArtsATL: So meaning accumulates in the effort put into creating the work itself. You choose the ballpoint pen for its’resonance with beauty in the ordinary or everyday. What do you intend for the viewer to take away from engaging with your drawings?
Nguyen: I want my work to bring this peace, this enlightenment, this awareness to other people. When viewers write with the pen [later on], they start to pay attention to it. To talk about this work, you have to know the nature of these things. This kind of work is ink. To get to the deeper color, it takes quite long. Some people associate my work with meditation. It could be like that.
ArtsATL: In an exhibition with Monmouth Museum in New Jersey, you exhibited the work Please touch. Since, you have exhibited the work Interaction art with MOCA GA. What has your experience been with the audience in these participatory pieces?
Nguyen: This art is not about seeing. A lot of people want to see what’s in there. They show me a lot of artists, and the composition is amazing. Some of the Korean artists who work with oil painting, it’s amazing what they’re displaying – everything is there. The power, the envy, everything is there. This work is about something more to connect to.
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ArtsATL: Are there particular artists that draw you to this minimalist aesthetic?
Nguyen: Abstract expressionism in New York — it’s so expressive! It’s amazing! Korean Minimalists — it’s amazing!
[I’m working with] a very special paper in Japan. It’s handmade and is so soft. The pulp of the layer of the paper is very furry like a furry. They make about seven sheets a day. It takes 47 buckets of pulp just to get this thick and large size. I’m all about searching for the best paper. I use different materials to try out with pen and ink.
Richard Serra did a series of drawing with oil stick on that paper. Right now I’m still experimenting in the gallery space to gauge people’s reaction. In a gallery, works are refined. On a large scale the impact is there. Sometimes I have to negotiate between a mix of paper and canvas. So it’s a process of reaction and learning. The simple answer is that the main focus is how to make the work less interesting as possible. The reason why people prefer this work, think it’s better, is that they see the texture, see the mark-making — they can see so many things.
Lynx Nguyen will share more on his work in an artist talk October 14, 5:30–6:30 p.m. at Kai Lin Art gallery. This event is part of the Flourish exhibition on view through November 10, 2017.

You can find the original article at artsatl.com/studio-conversation-lynx-nguyen/

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CREATIVE LOAFING votes KAI LIN ART: Critics Pick for Best Gallery

Dear Collectors, Patrons, and Friends,

We are so excited to announce Creative Loafing has voted Kai Lin Art as "Critics Pick for Best Gallery" in Atlanta 2017!!!

Thank you to all the wonderful people that have helped make the gallery possible. We are beyond grateful for your support and patronage over the last 9 years. 

Appreciatively,
Yu-Kai, Robie, Claire, and Alisa
KAI LIN ART // 404 408 4248
info@kailinart.com

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The Art of LYNX

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.

FLOURISH
exhibit runs through November 10th, 2017
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Kai Lin Art opens FLOURISH, the sixth exhibition of 2017 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:

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

FOR AVAILABILITY & INQUIRIES
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FOR AVAILABILITY & INQUIRIES
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The Art of Lela Brunet

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. 

FLOURISH
exhibit runs through November 10th, 2017
DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE
Kai Lin Art opens FLOURISH, the sixth exhibition of 2017 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:

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

FOR AVAILABILITY & INQUIRIES
404 408 4248 | INFO@KAILINART.COM

FOR AVAILABILITY & INQUIRIES
404 408 4248 | INFO@KAILINART.COM

FLOURISH | September 15 - November 10, 2017

FLOURISH
September 15 - November 10, 2017
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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

KAI LIN ART is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2008 by Yu-Kai Lin and based in Atlanta’s booming West Midtown Arts District. The mission of the gallery is to cultivate creativity, connection, and conversation through art. Dedicated to promoting emerging and established artists in the Southeast and beyond, the gallery maintains an accelerated program with new exhibitions every six to eight weeks. Kai Lin Art is free and open to public Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. 

     

Emory interviews alum Yu-Kai Lin 01C of Kai Lin Art

CENTER FOR CREATIVITY AND ARTS

Alum Spotlight: Yu-Kai Lin 01C, Owner and Curator at KAI LIN ART

Yu-Kai Lin. Photo by Jo Arellanes

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I reach KAI LIN ART gallery and immediately notice the large, sunny mural facing the space — a first sign of good omen. As I enter, I stop to decipher the neon word contained in a minimalistic piece by the door, a mirrored “kindness.” I’m sold.

Robie DuChateau, the gallery’s director of events, waves warmly and moments later, Yu-Kai Lin offers me his large smile, shakes my hand and leads me into his office: a vibrant and eclectic mix of colors and shapes.

Founded in 2008 by Yu-Kai, KAI LIN ART is a contemporary art gallery that encourages creativity, connection, and conversation through art. Working with both emerging and established artists, Yu-Kai maintains an accelerated exhibition program with new exhibits every six to eight weeks — all while selecting only the best, most provocative art.

His office is indicative of his curating style. He points to one of the many pieces peppering the space, a detailed sketch of a rabbit painted on an enormous sheet of notebook paper.

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“This piece — this little rabbit — the artist, Larry Jens Anderson, is in his seventies and he started the Atlanta College of Art later becoming SCAD-Atlanta. He has Parkinson’s and he was unable to hold a paintbrush. He taught a class on unconventional painting — he painted this piece with a branch found in his backyard and taught his class to use anything but a paintbrush to paint with. This rabbit is done with a stick and it’s amazing how much detail, how much quality and character he can get from just a branch. He then underwent a procedure at Emory and this painting [points to “The Burden Collage,” graphite and ink on paper] was done after his operation, when he could hold a paintbrush again. Larry’s every single line has a story and a purpose and tells a rich tapestry of his own life experiences.”

I ask Yu-Kai about his own history.

His parents emigrated from Taiwan and Yu-Kai grew up in Georgia. He graduated from Emory in 2001 as a pre-med student with a degree in music — piano performance. A classically trained pianist, he teaches piano at his private studio near his home. 

“My youngest [student] is four, my oldest is 72. What I’ve learned through teaching is that where there’s a will there’s a way. We can all learn if we’re open to it.”

He describes himself as a day-dreamer. As a child, Yu-Kai spent his free time drawing and coloring, activities that garnered him awards. He began studying music in fourth grade — first violin, then piano and voice — and hasn’t stopped since. At Emory, he took art history classes combined with chemistry and biology for his pre-med requirements, all while continuing to sharpen his musical skills under the tutelage of Dr. William Ransom.

“Music and science go hand-in-hand, they really complement each other. The discipline it takes to read, learn, absorb music — it translates well to the discipline needed in sciences.”

Yu-Kai was part of the a-cappella group No Strings Attached and SPC (Student Programming Council) where he helped bring in entertainers like Jerry Springer, Goo Goo Dolls and Busta Rhymes. “That was so fun. It helped me because now I continually plan events for the gallery: artist talks, openings, closings.”

After various internships in medical centers in Atlanta, he realized that he didn’t want “to see sick people all the time and work from 7 to 7.” Post-graduation, he took his medical school exams and did well, but took a leap of faith to pursue the arts.

He worked at two galleries before opening KAI LIN ART. “I had mentors. It’s good to have mentors, to find people that you trust, that you like —or even people that you don’t like but trust—so that you can learn from their mistakes and figure out what you’d do differently.”

While he is constantly surrounded by beautiful art at work, his job is anything but simple and pretty.

“It’s difficult [to own and run a gallery] everyday. It’s a challenge to sustain, to grow and to keep it all up in the air. It’s beautiful from the outside — from the inside it takes a lot of work, a lot of conversations and connections, thought and action for art to happen. The funding and the nitty gritty of finances are so important. There are so many artists and only a few galleries and a handful of art collectors — we have to carry the weight of all that. It’s not an easy role.”

I ask him whether his musical training informs his current work.

“Art and music are integrally intertwined. A lot of artists create their art while listening to music — there are just different types of art and I think they can all be meditative. Music is audibly meditative; paintings and drawings are visually [meditative]. They are all sensorial. Music helps inform being an art gallerist in that it takes a lot of diligence, practice, patience, dedication and self-motivation. You need all these to make things happen.”

Our talk shifts to a discussion about individual and collective purpose.

“That’s why we are here, to connect and to relate, to learn from the experiences of others, and the visions and the histories that artists carry with them.”

Yu-Kai believes we connect with a piece of art or a piece of music on a non-communicative, emotional “soul-level.” He believes this visceral connection allows us to open ourselves up to learning about the creative process and about the artist’s motivation and vision. We can then understand a little bit more of ourselves through the lens of another.

“What you see can be interpreted in so many ways and that’s visible now, especially with politics. One person can hear the completely opposite of what the other person hears. But art is a great equalizer —once the work of art is finished, it’s meant for the masses to enjoy, appreciate, internalize and reflect upon.”

We then delve into a conversation about the way art negotiates time.

“We build buildings just to house art: museums just for our artifacts, for creativity. There are so many strides to place art in rooms and boxes and frames that are completely sealed. It’s pretty fascinating when you think about the life of art. It encapsulates a period of time, it encapsulates the creativity of its artist, and we want to carry it on so that generations from now people can still see it and appreciate the meaning of it from that time when the person lived.”

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Art combines past, present and future into one. Yu-Kai believes that we are all collages of our experiences, our pasts, our yearnings for the future, our parents’ histories and their joys, their turmoil and their cultures.

“I feel like every person is an artist, we are all here to create. We don’t know our time frame for that creation, but everybody is creating every single day. A doctor is creating to help the body and their art is knowing how to move their hands to know how to fix your lungs, a lawyer is in the art of crafting thought, of crafting words that have meaning and carry weight for justice. Everything that a human touches is art.”

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SPECTRUM, KAI LIN’s summer series, is the gallery’s fifth show for the year and features the works of five talented artists: Jeremy BrownBlockheadTim KentChris Hobé, and Kevin Palme. SPECTRUM emphasizes the various ways color and form can evoke meaning, memories, and ideas. These pieces play on gradients, abstraction and forms beyond the 2D picture plane. Visitors can enjoy the series through September 8.

Yu-Kai takes me to one of the gallery rooms displaying Kevin Palme’s dreamlike paintings.  They are all colorful, faded and beautiful, like soft memories. They take about two months to complete because of the layers of paint on them. “Palme mixes his paints, it’s chemistry really: he changes the consistency of the pigments to create this reflective quality, as if you’re looking through water.”

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We step back into the main room where Tim Kent’s work glows bold and courageous, a cheerful example of sculpture-meets-paint.

I ask him how he selects the art for his gallery. He tells me he’s a fan of color, like me.

“We choose artists who have a narrative in their work, whether it’s abstract art or representational art. At the end of the day, it has to be an artist I get along with, because we have to work together and it’s all based on trust and symbiosis. Together we can create the environment for art to happen and the conversations for art to thrive.”

I ask Yu-Kai what his personal artist statement is and he’s a bit taken aback and pauses —he’s more accustomed to being asked about the gallery’s purpose than about his own.

“For me it’s important to follow what I’m passionate about, to pursue what I’m inspired by—which is art and music. It’s important to find the people that can help us take it to the next level. We’re all here to help each other. We’re all on the same path and we have to work together to grow together. We have to work through differences and challenges to learn.”

Yu-Kai explains that his twenties and thirties have been crucial in teaching him that dire times are the best times for self-discovery.

“We adapt ourselves to continual change, to continual growth through that change. Unlike school —where we take a test, write a paper or a thesis, or give a presentation and then do all of it again, in a cycle —in life there’s no structure. That’s the wonderful and daunting thing. Some people thrive in structure, but in art, music, and in life, there isn’t a limit to what we can create beyond our own beliefs and stunted views of what it is we can or cannot do.”

He believes in “many and mini connections” [between people and events] that help us propagate and grow.

“There’s no limit to what we can attract to ourselves. The internal dialogue in the theater of our thoughts really determines how we interact with the world. Whether we trust people, or we don’t trust them. Whether we think we can or we can’t. When someone close the door, we learn to go through the window —it’s good to hit a wall, to run into people we don’t relate to or whose point of view we can’t understand because that experience helps us learn about ourselves and then we grow, shift beliefs, and envision new possibilities.”

Yu-Kai resembles people to flames that can be ignited:

“Some days you might not be ignited and then you need somebody to re-ignite you. We are sponges, we absorb the energy of others, not only their thoughts and knowledge. And then we impart our own energy and knowledge so that another’s life can be bettered by it. I want to influence and inspire and give, so that I can receive.”

Echoing the neon “kindness” sign by the entrance, his credo in life is “Be kind, be flexible, be humble.”

“We’re always in a state of becoming. It’s great to let go of everything that happened before and to let go of what we want everything to be. Nothing ever happens as planned, but we still plan. Then life throws things at us and we go not in the direction we wanted to go, but in the direction that is natural and organic based on what comes to us.”

He advises aspiring artists to start where they are, to start then and there, and to be open to adapting to the shifts and changes of the environment they put themselves in. “Start. Just start. There’s no time like now to start.”

Putting his own advice into practice, Yu-Kai isn’t resting on his laurels waiting for things to happen.

“I’m an instigator, a connector, I’m purposeful with my intention to create and help others create. I’m a steward of art.”

By Loli Lucaciu

The Art of Kevin Palme

 

Happy August!

We're excited to invite you to our Collectors Night this Thursday, August 24th with extended hours from 6:00 - 8:00pm: RSVP for the event!

We would also like the announce the launch of THE ART SHOP: an opportunity to find quality collectible original pieces of art for under $500. Shop online by visiting kailinart.com/shop

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.

FOR MORE ARTWORK, VISIT THE ART OF
TIM KENT | JEREMY BROWN | BLOCKHEAD | CHRIS HOBE | KEVIN PALME

Collectors Night Thurs, August 24th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Volume III: Closing Wed, September 6th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

For inquiries into availability on artwork, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com. We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

We are surrounded by impermanence. Fleeting moments, shifting perspectives, and change all illuminate the fact that nothing in life is permanent. Daily and seasonal transitions, birth, growth and death all remind us of the inevitability of impermanence. Even the most seemingly eternal landscapes will eventually succumb to time. We are left with memories. Abstract and residual, our memories are a means by which we can honor the past and recall experiences, relationships and parts of our histories. 

This series of colorfield paintings is derived from haiku, dualities, ideas about memory, and my preference for jewel-like colors. Each is named with a single word borrowed from traditional Japanese haiku, implying potential meanings for each painting. The paintings, however, are not illustrations of the poems. Rather, the works are similar to their accompanying haiku, concise but fluid and subject to change based on the experiences of the viewers. 

Kevin Palme’s work contemplates the temporal nature of existence and the plastic and abstract qualities of memory. Borrowing techniques from diverse periods in art history, his work sometimes features elements of non-objective painting and minimalism as well as tight representation. He is currently working in two different modes of painting. One body of work consists of colorfield abstractions based on traditional Japanese Haiku, landscapes, and jewel-like colors. He is also developing a series of paintings of melting ice cubes focusing on the malleability of paint, impermanence, and the irony of making a still life of a fundamentally ephemeral object.

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SPECTRUM photos

Hello! We're excited to invite you to our Artist Talk featuring the artists of SPECTRUM! Join us for a casual conversation and an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about the inspiration behind their vibrant, colorful artworks!
 
ARTIST TALK
THURSDAY AUGUST 17TH, 2017
5:00 - 7:00pm
RSVP HERE FOR THE TALK!

FOR MORE ARTWORK, VISIT THE ART OF
TIM KENT | JEREMY BROWN | BLOCKHEAD | CHRIS HOBE | KEVIN PALME

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

For inquiries into availability on artwork, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com. Enjoy the photos below and we look forward to seeing you at the talk!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

The Art of Tim Kent

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.

For more artwork, visit The Art of
Tim KentJeremy Brown | Blockhead | Chris Hobe | Kevin Palme

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

For inquiries into availability on artwork, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com. We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

Artfully,
Yu-Kai Lin
Director, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 info@KAILINART.com

For inquiries into availability on artwork, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

The Art of Jeremy Brown

Dear Friends and Collectors,

We are excited to share with you the newest body of work by resident artist Jeremy Brown.

These new pieces - 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.

Artist Talk   Thurs, Aug 17 | 5:00 - 7:00pm
Collectors Night   Thurs, Aug 24 | 6:00 - 8:00pm
Volume III: Closing   Friday, Sept 8 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

For inquiries into availability of these works below, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com. We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

For inquiries into availability please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

For inquiries into availability please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

SPECTRUM | July 28th - September 8th, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, July 28, 2017
7:00 - 10:00 PM
free and open to the public exhibit
runs through September 8th, 2017

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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   Wednesday, Sept 6 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

THE ART OF ERIK WATERKOTTE

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. 

THE ART OF ERIK WATERKOTTE

ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15, 4-6 pm
SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 28 - JULY 15
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7-9 pm

For more on the Art of Resonance visit
Greg Noblin  |  Todd Anderson  |  Andrew Catanese  |  Erik Waterkotte

For inquiries into availability and pricing please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

The Art of Andrew Catanese

Dear Friends and Collectors,

We're pleased to welcome new artist Andrew Catanese with a new series of unique and striking paintings. His figurative, narrative artworks are characterized by a neo-gothic style. The dense, tapestry-like images are populated with figures in disguise, caught in moments of curiosity and intimacy, and surrounded by the thick, heavy native foliage of the South.

THE ART OF ANDREW CATANESE

SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 28 - JULY 15
ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15, 4-6 pm
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7-9 pm

For more on the Art of Resonance visit
Greg Noblin  |  Todd Anderson  |  Andrew Catanese  |  Erik Waterkotte

For inquiries into availability contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 28 - JULY 15
ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15, 4-6 pm
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7-9 pm

For more on the Art of Resonance visit
Greg Noblin  |  Todd Anderson  |  Andrew Catanese  |  Erik Waterkotte

For inquiries into availability contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

The Art of Todd Anderson

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.

THE ART OF TODD ANDERSON

COLLECTORS NIGHT THURSDAY, JUNE 29
SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 21 - JULY 15
ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20

For inquiries into availability and pricing please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

For inquiries into availability and pricing
please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

THE ART OF GREG NOBLIN

Dear Friends and Collectors,

We are excited to share with you the newest body of work by long time artist of the gallery, Greg Noblin.

With this 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.

Collectors Night Thursday, June 29
Artist Talk Saturday, July 15
VOLUME II performance Thursday, July 20

For inquiries into availability of these works below, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

For inquiries into availability of these works below, please contact
404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

Collectors Night + Print Sale + Resonance Photos

Happy Summer!

We're excited to invite you to our Collectors Night this Thursday, June 29th with extended hours from 6:00 - 8:00pm: RSVP for the event here!

We would also like to invite you to our Summer Print Sale: June 28th - July 15th. Come by the gallery during our regular gallery hours and browse works on paper and prints under $300 from Patrick Heagney, Erik Waterkotte, Ashley L. Schick, Greg Noblin, Jason Kofke, and Jamaal Barber.

For more on the Art of Resonance, please visit:
Greg Noblin  |  Todd Anderson  |  Andrew Catanese  |  Erik Waterkotte

Enjoy the photo gallery below of our RESONANCE opening and may your summer days be artful!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

COLLECTORS NIGHT THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 6-8pm
SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 28 - JULY 15
ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15, 4-6pm
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7-9pm

For inquiries into availability and pricing please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.