100! (100 factorial) The Silver Lining

100! (100 factorial) The Silver Lining, Kathryn Arnold, 100 10" x 10" canvasses, Medium: oil, enamel, silver paint on canvas

Please be invited to drop by my current exhibition (which is part of a 2-person exhibition with Carol A. Levy) which opens on April 3 and runs through April 27 at Sandra Lee Gallery 251 Post, St, suite 310, SF, Ca. 94108. The opening reception is April 7 4-6 PM and there will be an artists’ talk on April 21 4-6 PM.

Hope you can make it by!

Me – I will be exhibiting “The Silver Lining” pictured above:

“…The grid becomes an actual entity filled with 100 10” x 10” canvases, the end size being 10 squared giving physical form to the concept of infinity. The parts can be moved by the viewer. Like real life, nothing is static, yet keeps a sense of underlying structure in the realm of pure chance and chaos. In “100! Silver Lining” , the 7th work of this series, the images used are from Kathryn’s own photographs of the briefly blooming flowers at Joshua Tree National Park and are placed upon a slender silver grid (“Silver Lining”) making an ecological/environmental statement …”

and
“Sierra Manzanita Feeling” a 70″ x 70″ oil on canvas, two works from an earlier imagist/symbolist series: “coolness of twilight is sent over you” (Mallarme) 66″w x 54″h oil on canvas and “I made love to a dream” (rimbaud) 48″w x 36″h oil on canvas and one 4′ x 7′ Coastal View. There are also some additional works available in the gallery such as two small 18″ x 18″ framed paintings.

Sierra Manzanita Feeling

Sierra Manzanita Feeling, kathryn arnold, 70" x 70", oil on canvas

Coastal View

Coastal View, kathryn arnold, 4' x 7', oil on canvas

"I made love to a dream" (rimbaud)

"I made love to a dream" (rimbaud) , kathryn arnold, 48"w x 36"h, oil/canvas

“coolness of twilight is sent over you” (Mallarme)

“coolness of twilight is sent over you” (Mallarme), kathryn arnold, oil/canvas, 66"w x 54"h

This is my press release:

Kathryn Arnold, San Francisco based artist , exhibits one of her large 100! installations at Sandra Lee Gallery with additional paintings during the month of April 2012.

Kathryn Arnold’s paintings are a result of intuitive nonobjective processes and contain her search for a clear, precise moment of visual “magic”. At this place where “everything” comes together an integration occurs. Perhaps this is the magic – the moment is ordinary yet contains this indefinable occurrence of integration – of which each is new and previously unseen. Growing from here, a fascination with the ordering function of the grid and its defining relationship to experience. In particular, the idea of 100 things and the grid defining and ordering these. The one hundred things are thoughts, ideas and images all active within the mind. Not active overtly all at once, but activated in the associations and relationships generated. The grid becomes an actual entity filled with 100 10” x 10” canvases, the end size being 10 squared giving physical form to the concept of infinity. The parts can be moved by the viewer. Like real life, nothing is static, yet keeps a sense of underlying structure in the realm of pure chance and chaos. In “100! Silver Lining” , the 7th work of this series, the images used are from Kathryn’s own photographs of the briefly blooming flowers at Joshua Tree National Park and are placed upon a slender silver grid (“Silver Lining”) making an ecological/environmental statement .

Kathryn Arnold
San Francisco, Ca.

Image Caption:

the silver lining
100! Part 7, 100″ x 100″ oil and silver on 100 10″ x 10″ canvasses
Kathryn Arnold