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Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman

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20111026094025-soloexhibitionruthdanavector
VECTOR, 2009 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 224x40 With Depth Up to 6 Inches
20130909192634-kleinman_ellipsesii
Ellipses II, 2013 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 2 Diptychs, 46x46 Inches Each Diptych With Depth 1-5 Inches Off Wall © yes
20130618224531-kleinman_catalog
Aurum, 2013 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 2 Panels, Total 60x22x4 © yes
20130618230402-15_constellationhoriz
Constellation, 2012 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 2 Panels, 12x72, 12x48 With Depth 1-4" © Kleinman
20140110201927-kleinman_infinitude
Infinitude, 2013 3d Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 2 Panels, 24x24" Each With Depth 1-4" Off Wall © yes
20140110201757-terrafirmadiptych
Terra Firma II, 2013 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 8 Panels, 15x15" Each © yes
20111018072332-lifeline_kleinman_1
Lifeline I, 2009 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 4 Panels 60x20 Inches Each With Depth Off Wall 1-4 Inches
20111018073034-infinte
In Finite, 2011 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 2 Panels 30x30 Inches Each With Varying Depth Off Wall
20111018073853-new-trip-2-ck
In Variant, 2011 3D Aluminum Construction With Pigment on Canvas 3 Panels 12 X 12 Inches Each With Varying Depth Off Wall
20111018074006-ray
Ray, 2009 3D Aluminum Construction With Pigment on Canvas 2 Panels 60 X 10 Inches Each
20111026100202-crescendoport
Crescendo, 2009 3d Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 240 X 36 Total With Varying Depth Off Wall
20111026100518-greaterthan
Greater Than, 2011 3D Aluminum Construction With Pigment on Canvas 2 Panels, 60 X 10 Inches Each With Varying Depth Off Wall
20111026100857-converge
Converge II, 2011 3d Aluminum Construction With Pigment on Canvas 2 Panels, 15x15 Inches Each With Varying Depth Off Wall
20111026101010-abramsinstall
Spectrum, 2010 2D Aluminum With Oil on Wood 26 Panels 6x6 Inches Each
20111026101137-vectorminicrossproductth
cross product c-k, 2009 3D Sterling Silver With Pigment on Canvas 9 Panels 2x2 Inches Each With Varying Depth Off Wall
20111026101333-degree60yellow
degree 60 (yellow), 2010 3d Sterling Silver With Pigment on Canvas 2 Panels 2.5 X 2.5 Inches Each With Varying Depth Off Wall
20130618225805-outdoorcptrip
Cross Product (primary), 2012 Layered, Hand Worked Sheet Aluminum With Enamel on Metal 3 Panels, 24x24" Each © Kleinman
20140110202234-faultoutdoors
Fault I, 2013 3d Aluminum Construction With Enamel on Metal 18x72x20" © yes
20140110205109-1_kleinman_ellipsesii
Ellipses II, 2013 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 46 X 124 X 4 Inches © 2013
20140113161524-concentric1
Concentric I, 2013 3d Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 30 X 43 X 4 Inches © Kleinman
20140110211844-4_vector
Vector, 2009 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 40 X 224 X 6 Inches © 2009
20140110220111-6_kleinman_lifelinei
Lifeline 1, 2009 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 60 X 94 X 4 Inches © 2009
20140110220532-1_crossproduct4panels
Cross Product C-F, 2009 3d Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 28 X 28 X 4 Inches © 2009
20140110221111-17_kleinman_sandtrackstriptych
Sandtracks (Triptych), 2009 2D Handworked Aluminum With Oil on Canvas 40 X 68 X 2 Inches © 2009
20140110222050-turnonwh
Turn Series (red), 2009 2d Handworked Aluminum With Oil on Canvas 40 X 30 X 2 Inches © 2009
20140113160102-2_kx2rectanglesx6
Rectangles X 6, 2008 2d Handworked Aluminum With Oil on Canvas 60 X 68 X 2 Inches © Kleinman
20141001234421-eclipsetall
Eclipse IV, 2014 3d Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 60 X 22 X 4 Inches © 2014
20141029223421-casteclipse
Eclipse (Blood Moon), 2014 Cast Aluminum With Engraving and Enamel 10 X 7 X 4 Inches © 2014
20150325205117-kleinman__discovolante
Disco Volante, 2014 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 3 Diptychs, 25x72" Each Diptych With Depth 1-5" Off Wall © KX2
20150409011615-rockgardenblues
Rock Garden 1, 2014 Aluminum Sculpture With Layered Enamel on Metal 16 X 40 X 40 Inches © 2014
20150409014709-fullcircleinstall1
20150409193051-11_degree60yellow
degree 60 (yellow) Sterling Silver With Oil on Canvas 5.5x2.5" With Varying Depth Off Wall © KX2
20150621191403-kleinman_pinkmoon1
Pink Moon, 2015 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 12 X 12 X 3 Inches © 2015
20150707191659-ellipsesdescendingonwh
Ellipses Descending, 2015 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 50 X 60 X 5 Inches © 2015
20150720195901-kleinman_umbrapenumbra
Umbra Penumbra, 2015 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas
20150720200233-3moonwhedits
Tatooine Moonrise, 2015 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas
20150720200530-6paneldet
Blue Main Sequence, 2015 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas
20151110143910-2_kleinman_eclipse2
Eclipse II, 2014 3D Aluminum Construction With Oil on Canvas 24 X 20 X 4 Inches © KX2
20151110144654-8_kx2_idwarms
ID Series V, 2015 2D Aluminum With Oil on Wood 48 X 30 X 1 Inches © KX2
20160224004427-warpdrive
Warp Drive, 2015 3D Aluminum Construction Wtih Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 5 Inches © KX2
20160224005522-idblacks
ID Series (black), 2016 Handworked Aluminum and Oil on Wood 52 X 16 X 1 Inches © KX2
20160224005607-idseriespowderbluemauve
ID Series (black,blue,mauve), 2016 Handworked Aluminum and Oil on Wood 52 X 16 X 1 Inches © KX2
20160714174045-terra
Terra , 2016 3D Aluminum Construction With Mixed Media on Canvas 20 X 20 X 1-4 Inches © KX2art
20140826230813-kx2art
Quick Facts
Representing galleries
Kaller Fine Arts, A Gallery Fine Art, Lanoue Gallery, Sandra Phillips Gallery, Exhibit 208
Tags
abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, modern
Statement

We are collaborative artists and sisters working out of New Mexico and Florida.  Our work combines metal and painting to create dynamic wall installations.  We work large scale in aluminum and "precious" scale in sterling silver. 

Process Description: Whether working large scale in aluminum or small scale in sterling silver, the process is quite similar. Shapes and lines are cut into sheets of metal, after which the metal is bent into an open backed box construction. It is then welded or soldered in corners and hand worked to create unique textures. Seen through the negative space in the metal, mounted from behind, oil on canvas is layered to create impressions that get more intricate the closer the viewer gets. The entire presentation and contrast of metal and painting is striking from a distance, as well as detailed and engaging up close.

Statement: Our work has always been riddled with a balance between dualities and connections, indicative of our relationship as two individuals, artists and sisters. Metal and painting come together as two separate disciplines referencing binaries including hard vs. soft, male vs. female, smooth vs. texture, manmade vs. nature, and 2D vs. 3D. Yet mathematical constructs tie each piece together as a whole. 

From a distance the work looks sleek and high contrast with hyper-pigmented painting and shiny metal surfaces, yet up close the viewer is struck by hand sanded intricate patterns softening the metal and textural multilayered paintings inspired by natural surfaces. Multiple panels that shift in depth off the wall reference mathematical equations, but at the same time talk about boundaries and connections, with pattern and colors tying the separate pieces together. Intersecting lines are specific cross products in geometry, yet also represent us as sisters with our paths crossing, or how any seemingly separate entities can come together in space and time. 

Bio: The collaboration combines the strengths of artists and sisters Ruth Avra, born 1979 in Washington, DC and Dana Kleinman, born 1974 in Massachusetts.  Ruth graduated from Wisconsin-Madison with a focus on metal, while Dana was one of the first art majors at Carnegie Mellon to receive Phi Beta Kappa honors and later attained her MFA at New Mexico. Accomplished artists in their own mediums, the collaboration began after personal struggles tightened the bond between them in 2006. With nature and nurture fueling them, this groundbreaking combination of metal and painting first involved large scale aluminum panels combined with oil on canvas.  The work was swiftly put into the public eye with an invitation to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Biennale at the National Museum of China, running in conjunction with the Summer Olympics.  They have also held solo exhibitions in Florida, New Mexico and New York.  Since 2007, their work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries across the United States and abroad. Ruth currently works out of Florida and Dana out of New Mexico.

CV:

Dana and Ruth Kleinman: current CV (both artists were practicing separately prior to collaboration, individual resumes available upon request)

DANA LYNN KLEINMAN :: EDUCATION

2002 University of New Mexico MFA in Painting. Albuquerque, NM.
1997 Carnegie Mellon University BFA in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking with an additional major in interdisciplinary History and Anthropology. Pittsburgh, PA. Phi Beta Kappa, Carnegie Tradition Scholar. 

RUTH AVRA KLEINMAN :: EDUCATION

2001 University of Wisconsin BS in Art, Art Metal Concentration.Madison, WI.
1999 Syracuse University, Scholarship Grant, Florence, Italy

 

SOLO Exhibitions :: KX2

2015 Lanoue Gallery, Boston

2014 Exhibit 208, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2013 ART Santa Fe, artist solo, New Mexico

2011 “Vanishing Point”, Dacia Gallery, New York City

2011 Trend Showroom, Miami Beach, FL

2010 “Intersections” Jonathan Abrams MD Gallery.  Albuquerque, NM

2009-10 "VECTOR|vector", Causey Contemporary. Brooklyn, NY

2009 "Crescendo", Las Cruces Museum of Art. Las Cruces, NM. 

2008 "K x 2 =ART", Richard Shack Gallery, Art Center/South Florida. Miami Beach, FL.

 

select GROUP Exhibitions :: KX2

2016  Kaller Fine Arts, Washington DC.

2016  Downtown Contemporary, “Heavy Metal”, Albuquerque, NM

2016  Museum of the Golden Ratio, “Featured Artists—March 2016”              www.museumofthegoldenratio.org

2015  Nan Miller Gallery, “Abstract Views”, Rochester, NY

2015  Exhibit 208, “s(and): an introduction”, Albuquerque NM

2014 Sandra Phillips Gallery, “ID Series”, Denver, CO

2013  Dacia Gallery/European House of Arts, Mazieres-de-Touraine, France; Erfurt, Germany; Sibiu, Romania 

2013 “6 Impossible Things” Oeno Gallery, Ontario, Canada

2013  “Spiral Channel--To Earth with Love” organized by Vlado Franjevic, Galerija Dora, Slovenia

2013  Summer Outdoor Sculpture Garden Exhibition, Oeno Gallery, Ontario, Canada

2013 “Continuum” VAM Art Inc, New Jersey

2013 “Small Works”, Harper College, IL

2013 “Spring Rendezvous”, three person show. Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO 

2012 Two person show with Dirk DeBruycker.  Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA

2011 “Supersize: Bigger is Better?” AnnMarie Art Center and Sculpture Garden, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Solomon Island, MD

2011 “18 Days” Munoz Waxman Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2011 “Interact” Kaller Fine Arts, Bethesda, MD

2011 “The Sublime, the Beautiful, and the Picturesque”, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM

2010  “Miniatures and More”, Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico

2010  “Small Matters of Great Importance”, curated by Clare Bell (director of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation), Edward Hopper House. New York

2010 “Cutting the Canvas” Kaller Fine Arts, Maryland

2010 "Wide Open" BWAC Gallery, New York. curated by Nicholas Baume (NYC Public Art Fund), Ann Strauss (Metropolitan Museum of Art), and Mark Hughes (Galerie Lelong)

2009 "Gen Next IV, Trends in Contemporary Art" Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, India

2009 "Art of Deception" Lurie-Kavachnina Gallery, Miami 

2008-9 Studio B. Hollywood, FL

2008 Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Colorado

2008 Beijing International Art Biennale, National Museum of Art, Beijing, China

2008 Gallery Plan b, Washington DC

2008 23rd Chelsea International Fine Art Exhibition, New York City, curated by Manon Slome

2007 Artformz Gallery. Miami, FL

2007-8 Lurie Gallery. Beverly Hills, CA 

 

Public Collections:: KX2

National Center for Health Statistics, Maryland

TTSS, Maryland

Womack Wealth Management, New Mexico

University of New Mexico Hospital

Jaguar/Land Rover, Bethesda Dealership

New Mexico Arts Commission, Acclaimed Artist Series 2011