Wine pours are made by pouring red wine, or dark beer, onto # 400 watercolor paper, letting the liquid dry and then, after seeing what shape appears, the artist uses her creativity to define the shape with markers and colored pencil. Some of the stain is left untouched, other areas are mostly covered, but the integrity of the pour remains.
Klabe will be in the gallery from 12-4 on Saturday 17 and again from 12-2 on Sunday 18, February . A time lapse video of her working will also be in operation. Sometimes she has no expectations of what the finished piece will look like and simply discovers as she goes, however it will often turn out to be related to a current event, political or personal. This is reflected in the title, and each piece is accompanied by the story behind that title.
Kim started experimenting with wine pours in 2011, but at the time she used the liquid like watercolor. The problem was lack of color and value. She then tried pouring the wine on the paper and moving it around with a blow drier using back ink to draw something on top. The result was better, but not great. Just after the 2017 election she received a box of wonderful markers as a gift. “I was bored with oil painting so I thought I would go back to experimenting with wine. I allowed myself to be as creative and expressive as I wanted to be, using red wine and the new markers. The first three pours sold immediately and I knew I was onto something. I haven’t had this much fun with art since school”.
The public are invited to the gallery over President’s Day weekend to watch Kim work. She will have a number of completed pieces for sale and these will remain hanging until Mid-March. Go on line to www.peninsula-gallery.com to see more of her creative work. The gallery is located in the shops at the Beacon, on the beach side of the canal on Savannah Rd in Lewes and is open Wed thru Sat, 10-5 and Sun, 11-3. Call 302-645-0551 for further information.