|K A T H E R I N E K E A N Painting Nature's moods.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2010
2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3, (Bergamot Station)
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel: (310) 829-9556
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Director: Amy Lombardo
Forces of Nature as a State of Mind: ‘Atmospheric’ Exhibit by Award-Winning
Artist Katherine Kean at Santa Monica’s TAG Gallery
Los Angeles, California, August 2010 – Can natural forces be a metaphor for a state of mind?
Contemporary artist Katherine Kean invites the question with her latest series of paintings
called Atmospheric. From November 2nd through November 27th, 2010, this beautiful
collection of work will be on display at TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3 (Bergamot
Station) in Santa Monica, California, with an evening reception on November 6th from 5- 8
PM. Katherine also will be available in person to answer questions about her work at an Artists’
Question and Answer panel on November 13th at 3 PM.
Inspired by travel and the experience of real places and events, the paintings in Atmospheric
blend realism with an otherworldly viewpoint as they depict natural wind, storm, and volcanic
“These phenomena have a huge effect on the look of the landscape, whether it is the light
effects caused by the reflective particles thrown into the air by a volcano, or the strange
twilight caused by a storm suddenly and dramatically changing the angle of the sun’s rays and
for a moment, relighting the landscape,” says the artist. “When we inhabit these landscapes, we
also feel a huge effect on our emotional connection to nature, each other, and our own selves.”
Wind-driven clouds unfurl and stretch across the sky; trees struggle to maintain their grip
through dramatic upheaval; and beauty finds a serene place in the midst of all the turbulence.
Kean's layered application of paint and translucent glazes allows for unexpected variations in
color and tone that capture various elements from nature's creative chaos. In the process, she
gives viewers an opportunity to reconnect with an essential experience of nature and look
inward to the dramas of our own minds.
To schedule an interview with Katherine about Atmospheric, or to obtain images from the
series to publish with a feature or calendar listing, please contact the artist directly at
About the Artist – Katherine Kean has exhibited in museums and galleries across the United
States, including The LACMA Art Rental and Sales Gallery and the Brand Library Art Gallery
in Los Angeles. Her work was selected for inclusion in the 2009 Schiffer publication 100
Artists of the West Coast II, and she has twice won an Art Slant Showcase Award.
Bloomingdales recently selected one of her cloudscape paintings to be part of the collection
for their new store in Santa Monica, CA. Atmospheric marks her third exhibition at TAG
Gallery. To see more of Katherine Kean’s work, visit www.katherinekean.com or www.
About TAG Gallery – Established in 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation, TAG Gallery is a
member-owned community of approximately forty artists. Through the physical gallery in
Santa Monica’s landmark Bergamot Station as well as lectures from exhibiting and visiting
artists, TAG Gallery has become a valuable resource for launching the careers of both
emerging and mid-career artists based in the greater Los Angeles area. For more information
about TAG Gallery, please visit www.taggallery.net.
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