Exhibition Reception Friday, July 27th 5 - 7 PM
An extraordinary exhibition of work spanning more than thirty years by acclaimed colorist and abstracted landscape painter Wolf Kahn. Now in his 91st year, Kahn is regarded as one of the leading figures of contemporary American art. This especially unusual exhibition features a never-before-seen group of 21 large-format pastels from various periods of his art-making career, as well as oil on canvas paintings—breathtaking, classic Kahn artworks that thrive in the liminal space between representation and abstraction.
These works reveal Kahn's exquisite ability to express the beauty of nature and the land. Kahn calls pastel his "determining medium" and considers it to be foundational to all his work. THis striking group of pastels demonstrates the artist's fluency with a medium that he describes as one of "immediacy," allowing him to make the most direct recordation of his experience of being in nature.