May 11 - 12 , Site: 70
4042 Ben Lomond Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306
California contemporary artist Karin Taber is a native New Englander who studied fine arts at several art institutes, including Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston Museum School. Presently she divides her time between the San Francisco and San Diego areas and draws inspiration from these coastal environments for her current work in mixed media painting and mono-prints. Ms. Taber’s work is shown, published and collected domestically and internationally.
About her work, Taber says: Art makes tangible what the mind and heart sense. To that end, my works are not meant to be simply images of what the eye sees. They are invitations to engage with the art and open the mind's eye to a force that resonates with each viewer personally.
THE ART WORK & THE ART PROCESS
Created in mixed media, each piece is an investigation of the properties of light, texture and color. The confluence of these elements develops the uniqueness of each piece. A dreamscape sensibility evocative of the sea and the natural world is shared by the body of work. The works begin with a representational sketch over which a variety of materials are added and subtracted to build the composition. The techniques of glazing, scraping, splashes and knife work abstract and strengthen the effect of the under-painting. Applied in layers, the materials - paint, paper, foil, resin, ground minerals - offer the effect of fluidity and diffused, changing light. In the end when the original image is obscured by the interplay, the canvas comes alive in color and reflection.