September 15 - November 10, 2017
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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.