Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Asheville Gallery of Art's May show features work of Karen Keil Brown

Asheville Gallery of Art’s May show, “Earthlight” will feature the work of Karen Keil

Brown. This will be the first solo artist’s show in AGA’s new gallery space at 82 Patton

Avenue.  Keil Brown, known for her ethereal sky and mountain landscapes, will present

new work. “I’ve been influenced by my recent art workshops in New York City at the Art

Students League. I’m painting in a more geometric style, almost cityscapes, and using

blocks of colors suggestive of the buildings in the city,” she said.

In creating the new work, Keil Brown says of her process that she is using drips and

color blocks to create a composition of fragmented contrasts. The new work retains her

signature atmospheric approach to landscape, but takes on a more urban, edgier feel.

Of her work, Keil Brown says, “I like to free up my imagination to provide unexpected

opportunities for a more creative process. I often use a dash of red within the painting to

represent my internal passion for each piece.”

Originally from New Jersey, Karen was raised in Asheville, NC. She is a graduate of the

University of North Carolina, Asheville, with a degree in Fine Arts. Karen was an art

teacher for 10 years before getting back to exhibiting her paintings and photographs

through out the southeast. Her work is found in private and corporate collections across

the United States. She and her husband, Buster, live in North Asheville.

“Earthlight” runs from May 1 through 31. The public is cordially invited to a reception on

Friday, May 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Karen’s work and that of the other 29 gallery

members will be on display and for sale through the month during regular

hours, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery

is located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park.

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