Phantom Galleries LA is proud to present a solo exhibition
“I've become exactly what you feared I'd be ”
Dates: August 22 – September 12, 2009
Artist Reception September 12, 2009 6-9pm
Gallery Hours will be posted and by appointment.
Pedestrian Viewing 24/7.
“Recently, I have been focusing on the brush stroke, both physical and illusion. The fluidity of paint has become my narrative and I dare say, my obsession.
My canvases are explorations of the painted surface, both through the traditional application of paint and the use of new technology. The semblance captured in the digitally altered photographs of paint, interlaced with the physical paint creates a dialogue between reality and illusion. I construct these hybrids of paint and digital, old and new, in a time when we effortlessly glide from the simulated environments of television and computers, back to our realities intermittently throughout the day.
We often exist within multiple environments simultaneously. My paintings interlace, overlap and converge upon themselves in much the same manner. With multiple realities co-existing and compressed into a single frame and experience- my symbolic deconstruction, defragmentation and reconstruction of paint and the brush stroke, are the reflections of a society in which we live.
By bringing together actual brush strokes with computer generated images of them, my paintings challenge our perception of what is real, and what is illusion. In doing so, I question and challenge the established conventions of paintings.”
--- K. Berry, Dec. 2005
About Phantom Galleries LA
Phantom Galleries LA is a Los Angeles County based organization that transforms properties in transition into 24/7 public art galleries. Each installation is a unique relationship between the participating Artist, Curator, and Property Owner. Exhibits are curated by local Arts Organizations, Galleries, Independent Curators, and Artists. www.PhantomGalleriesLA.com