Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Opening July 7th - 'Finding Center' Paintings by Karen Tashjian

"Aqua Circles" - 24"x 24"

Join us July 7, 2012  from 6-10pm for “Finding Center" an exhibition of paintings by local artist Karen Tashjian. Karen has a BS in Design and a BA in Architecture from Cornell University.  She has practiced architecture in NYS, and has taught Architectural Design Studio and Communications, at the University of Buffalo. She has been painting seriously for the last 14 years.  
Karen combines her fine art skills with her classical architectural training, giving structure to chaos, while allowing randomness into the structure. 

Karen has always been fascinated by buildings of utility as they lack superficial adornment and have an honesty about them. She is drawn to the inherent organizing systems of an image as well as the sensuality of surface."I hope for my work to take the viewer beyond the materialistic aspects of our culture to a more experiential realm where they are able to see beyond objects and into relationships, juxtapositions, and surface." Karen often fragment objects so that she can position the viewer to see this organization of  her pieces. "The surfaces that make an object, also define a space so there is a constant symbiosis between positive and negative. In the same way, I believe that the surfaces of a painting can affect the space in which the viewer stands."

"Stoop Abstract" - 8"x 8"
 The exhibition will be on view starting July 7th with the Opening Reception, through July 28, 2012.


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