Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Katja Leibenath at Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco

My colleague Katja Leibenath will participate a group show as featured artist at Hang Art Gallery in San Francisco. Exhibition Dates: November 1-15, Opening Reception: First Thursday, November 5, 6-8pm.

According to Hang Art's website, "Upon moving to San Francisco from Duesseldorf, Germany, Katja Leibenath began compiling a detailed photographic diary of her surroundings; her paintings are often based on these studies. As reflections of her daily life and regional explorations, they are responses to her new environment and create a sense of place while allowing her to investigate the edges of this new-found civilization.

While exploring and photographing the environs, Leibenath noticed that the essence of California ― the abundance of its spectacular sights ― was easily lost under a haze of familiarity. In response, her paintings look for the noteworthy in the everyday, and beauty in the seemingly mundane; she is in love with every aspect of this region."

I am mostly impressed by the Harperesque atmosphere of her work which cast a haunting spell. The conflict between light and dark underneath the tranquility of the surface made her work unforgettable.

Her new series presented at Hang Art can be viewed also online.


No comments:

Post a Comment