Karen Kilimnik, ‘the summer house’, 2011, Barbara Mathes Gallery
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Karen Kilimnik

the summer house, 2011

Water soluble oil color on canvas
11 1/8 × 14 1/8 in
28.3 × 35.9 cm
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New York
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated and titled on verso
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Karen Kilimnik
American, b. 1957
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Orchestrating a correspondence between the Romantic tradition and consumer culture, Kilimnik creates wildly imaginative paintings, drawings, assemblage sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos with an uncanny, nostalgic sense of beauty. First noted for her installations of pop cultural detritus (as part of the "scatter art" movement of the 1990s) that recalled the work of feminist artists like Joan Jonas and Barbara Bloom, Kilimnik now includes her own paintings and drawings in her site-specific projects. For a 2007 exhibition, Kilimnik created a room within the larger gallery that mimicked the interior of a 19th-century bordello, her ornately framed paintings hanging salon-style on garish red brocade-covered walls (Red Room, 2007). The easel-sized paintings combined art-historical tradition, fashion imagery, and an awkward, personal intimacy.

Karen Kilimnik, ‘the summer house’, 2011, Barbara Mathes Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Painting
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated and titled on verso
Frame
Included
Karen Kilimnik
American, b. 1957
Follow

Orchestrating a correspondence between the Romantic tradition and consumer culture, Kilimnik creates wildly imaginative paintings, drawings, assemblage sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos with an uncanny, nostalgic sense of beauty. First noted for her installations of pop cultural detritus (as part of the "scatter art" movement of the 1990s) that recalled the work of feminist artists like Joan Jonas and Barbara Bloom, Kilimnik now includes her own paintings and drawings in her site-specific projects. For a 2007 exhibition, Kilimnik created a room within the larger gallery that mimicked the interior of a 19th-century bordello, her ornately framed paintings hanging salon-style on garish red brocade-covered walls (Red Room, 2007). The easel-sized paintings combined art-historical tradition, fashion imagery, and an awkward, personal intimacy.

Karen Kilimnik

the summer house, 2011

Water soluble oil color on canvas
11 1/8 × 14 1/8 in
28.3 × 35.9 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
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