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~ Iona Kleinhaut

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  November 5th -  December 2nd, 2018

 

Iona Kleinhaut


I
ona continues to amaze with the power and impact she is able to compress into a small format. The largest of these works measures at 13.5 by 11 inches but all of them read as epic paintings.  Add to this that all are watercolors on panels or on watercolor paper. Part of their beauty is in this dichotomy between what might be typically assumed about the medium plus the scale and what is actually delivered in the finished work.  Now look at the dramatic forms and how they dance within the context of the bright hues, darker tones and multitude of textures. The combined effect results in a deep, undefined, yet intensely emotional expression. These paintings seem to originate from the same place where dreams are born.

Iona Kleinhaut lives and works in New York City. She has exhibited at The New Museum, The Drawing Center, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Painting Center, all located in New York City. In addition, she was included in exhibitions at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT and The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, N.J. She has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy and is the current President and Residency Director of BAU Institute's summer arts residency at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.

 

Iona Kleinhaut

Iona Kleinhaut