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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Sunday artists' reception at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 389-9555
Blue Matters: John Harris & Kristina Kuester-Witt
Jan. 10—Feb. 3, 2013.
Opening Reception: Sun., Jan. 13, 3—6 p.m.

Press release from Kehler Liddell Gallery

Blue Matters: John Harris and Kristina Kuester-Witt share the subjects of blue and matter, in two distinct exhibitions. The works are on view Jan. 10 through Feb. 3, 2013 with an Opening Reception on Sun., Jan. 13 from 3—6 p.m.

Harris frequently focuses his attention and ours on natural and organic abstractions. In this exhibition he explores water’s physical properties including reflection, turbidity, rhythm, and pattern by isolating a moment in time in a subject that knows nothing of constancy. The large-scale paintings expose various environmental complexities revealing the disguises of water. A repetitive process of applying paint and glazes results in a visual dramatization conceptually harmonious with water.

John Harris: "Gyro 2"

Kristina Kuester-Witt, a painter and a printmaker, explores the duality in aspects of human life. Neutral colored figures interact with various blue colored, undefined, material substances. The interactions occur with a variety of matter reflecting the counterpart or duality evident in the scene. Frequently an upside-down figure is employed as a metaphor further exploring the complexity of particular aspects of human experience.

Kristina Kuester-Witt: "The Matter II"

In a new series the possibilities and dangers of DNA research are explored. A dialog is opened through a use of visuals exploring what choices may mean in an area once the purview of biology without the interference of personal preference.

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