Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CURRENT EXHIBITION — PRESS

We are delighted to share some of the reviews and other press that our current exhibition has attracted. Click on the logos to read/view the reviews and features. 

Be sure to visit the gallery in person before February 27th, to fully appreciate this outstanding series of photographs. We should also mention that Shavasana has been incredibly popular with collectors, and is now close to selling out. 



Images L-R: Wildflowers 2, Shavasana









Saturday, January 16, 2016

FIRST RELEASE OF NEW IMAGE

LISA M. ROBINSON: ILEUVIUM

KLOMPCHING GALLERY is delighted to release the first image from Lisa M. Robinson's new series, Chronos.

Ileuvium, 2015 © Lisa M. Robinson

Title: Ileuvium
Series: Chronos
Year: 2015
Edition: 10+1AP
Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Size: 30"H x 40"W image on 40"x50" sheet

Please contact the gallery for current price and availability. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

CARA BARER: NEW WORK

SAVE THE DATE: Artist Reception, January 9 6pm–8pm

Please join us on Saturday, January 9th at 6pm, when we kick-off the 2016 year with an exhibition of outstanding new work by gallery artist, Cara Barer.


Trekking, 2015 © Cara Barer

The artist's creative process includes the transformation of outdated, abandoned and obsolete books into coiled, crumpled and sculptural objects. Following this labor-intensive reconfiguration, she photographs them and present the final artworks as large-scale pigment prints – lush in color, highly detailed and impressive. 

Through this process of re-imagination, the books segue into a carefully considered commentary on their changing role of how society accesses and values knowledge in a technologically advanced context. Ultimately, Barer’s work questions the value of the book itself.

“I transform books into art by sculpting them, dyeing them and then through the medium of photography presenting them anew as objects of beauty. I am attempting to blur the line between objects, sculpture, and photography. The way we choose to research and find information is also in an evolution. I hope to raise questions about these changes, the ephemeral and fragile nature in which we now obtain knowledge, and the future of books.”—Cara Barer

With this new series of photographs, Barer expands her attention to include cartography. Using maps as the primary source material, she paints, rips and tears them before binding them into a book form and resulting photograph. As with the status of books, she calls attention to the increasing obsolescence of traditional paper-based maps, in a world easily travelled with GPS.


Cara Barer pictured in her studio © Cara Barer

Cara Barer (b. 1956) lives and works in Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston, the University of Houston and the Galssell School of Art. Barer has been represented in numerous exhibitions across the US, and has had her work reproduced in several publications, including Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved (Chronicle Books, 2013). Collections holding her work include VISA, UCLA Special Collections, Danielle Steel, Bloomingdales, Lehigh University, Nordstrom’s Nationwide, Wells Fargo Bank and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.