Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Art Exhibits : Foundry Gallery "Mix no Match"

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street

"Mix No Match" by Julia Latein-Kimmig
Aug. 31 - Oct. 2

Julia Latein-Kimmig's "Mix No Match" uses a wild variety of brushes, pieces of torn, discarded drawings, neglected studies and street finds creating a unique exhibition that takes the viewer artist on an exciting journey.

Paintings by Julia Latein-Kimmig 

Acrylic (and other media and materials) on canvas 

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, August 31 - Sunday, October 2 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 6 - 8 pm. 

Workshop: Sat., Sept, 10 from 1-4 pm 

"Wild Card" will be a hands-on workshop conducted by the artist where participants will create a work of art of their very own, some of it from unusual materials "getting a second chance on life." A $10 donation to the Foundry Gallery is suggested. Since space at the gallery is limited, please contact Julia at by Sept. 9 to reserve a space.

A love for life’s colors, an appreciation for discovering objects with character, and respect for composition and dynamic tension find their way into Julia Latein-Kimmig’s new series " Mix No Match." Inspired by a three-year stay in Istanbul/Turkey, the artist starts her paintings with a wide mix of colors and materials, supported by a wild variety of brushes, old toothbrushes, and weathered vegetable or wallpaper brushes--every brush is welcome. Torn pieces of discarded drawings or neglected studies, street finds, and newspaper rip-outs enjoy getting a second chance on life. Taking the lead, charcoal, graphite and oil bars find their way onto the canvas, stirring up an unruly mix of form and color, taking the artist on a unique journey, which thrives on a dynamic jumble of color and form. The result opens a window in how the artist interprets her mix of what is obvious to the eye as well as to what is easily passed by and overlooked. 

Buy art and benefit people in need. Julia will give 50% of her share of sales proceeds to Somalia famine relief. 

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