Morrison Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Pastels, featuring work by Wolf Kahn. The show will open with a reception on Saturday, December 12th from 5 – 7 pm, and will run through January 31st, 2016.
In addition we are moving to a new temporary location just across the street from Kent Wine & Spirit. 25 North Main Street will be home to the Morrison Gallery as construction takes place on a new state of the art facility just down the road. We are thrilled to open the new temporary space with an exhibition of Wolf Kahn pastels, including many recent works.
Wolf Kahn is one of the most important colorists working in America today. With pastels and oils, Kahn creates vivid scenes that excite the senses. He plays with the curves and wisps of natural landscapes and sometimes inserts the angular lines of man-made structures. Kahn experiments with color and season in a way that is abstract, refreshing, and all his own. Wolf Kahn is an influential modern landscape painter whose work has infused the landscape tradition with a new vitality. The unique blend of Realism and the formal discipline of Color Field painting sets the work of Wolf Kahn apart. Kahn is an artist who embodies the synthesis of his modern abstract training with Hans Hofmann, with the palette of Matisse, Rothko's sweeping bands of color, and the atmospheric qualities of American Impressionism. It is precisely this fusion of color, spontaneity and representation that has produced such a rich and expressive body of work.
Wolf Kahn exhibits at galleries and museums across North America. Selected museum collections include Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Morrison Gallery is located at 25 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut. Opened in 1999, the modern gallery offers ongoing exhibits of sculpture, painting, and other media under the direction of owner William Morrison.