MEET TATANA KELLNER MONDAY, APRIL 20 6:00 AT THE WILTON LIBRARY
I print and paint, draw, collage and photograph. My work evolves organically and is focused on the visceral nature of experience. My pieces are mostly abstract, with the occasional hint of representation. They suspend time and mark space, creating a quietude, a retreat from the cacophony of contemporary life.
It is this quietude, so rare these days, which I hope to find at Weir Farm Art Center. As the artistic director of a busy artists' space, I'm looking for a retreat where I can focus my thought and work uninterrupted, in order to develop a new series of paintings. These will be inspired by daily observations around Weir Farm, from the smallest and incidental details encountered on daily walks.
My process is intuitive and non-verbal. I begin with a mark, a large abstract shape, or a photograph. From these tentative beginnings, through a process of accumulation and subtraction, a new visual conversation emerges, suggesting perhaps a figurative or associative element that was sparked by something I overheard, have seen or read. I allow some of this nascent information to come forward, while other elements or concerns are concealed. This is not something literal, it's a feeling, often a fleeting one.
I thrive to explore the ambiguity that occurs in the gap between abstraction and representation.
~ Tatana Kellner
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