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Six Decades

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Large Tree Parade, 2013 Oil on Canvas 64 X 90 Inches
Six Decades

525 West 22nd Street
New York, New York 10011
April 24th, 2014 - May 31st, 2014
Opening: April 24th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.amy-nyc.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
MM@amy-nyc.com
PHONE:  
(212) 445-0051
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6 and by appointment

DESCRIPTION

With paintings dating from 1960 to 2014, this exhibition of works illustrates the complex evolution of Wolf Kahn’s prolific career.

Kahn’s early works are nearly monochromatic, concentrating on subtle varying tonalities. Though nature was his inspiration, the subject matter remains allusive. However, by the late 1960s, Kahn began his transition to a bolder palette. Amidst this shift, the subject becomes increasingly explicit while abstractly depicted.

The landscape, both real and fantastic, becomes a conduit for imagination and invention and acts as a vehicle for Kahn’s painterly gesture and bold exploration of color.

Like the late works of Matisse, Avery, and Hofmann, Kahn’s paintings from the last decade are a great flowering that celebrate joy, beauty, color, and life.