“Amongst the Gems: Improvised Light and Dark Narratives of Tangible Fantasies” at Viridian Artists

Recent work by KATHLEEN KING
September 5–30, 2023
Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6–8 p.m.


Chelsea: Viridian Artists is pleased to present “Amongst the Gems: Improvised Light and Dark Narratives of Tangible Fantasies,” recent work by Kathleen King on exhibit September 5 – September 30. There will a reception with the artist on Thursday, September 7 from 6pm to 8pm.

In Kathleen King’s most recent exhibit at Viridian, she starts with digital prints on canvas of found objects, dried plants, bits of plastic, ribbons, and other, often disparate materials. Over these photo-based digital prints, she has painted passages of, first, acrylic, then, oil paint, creating a mixed media barrage of illusory images on canvas.

King feels the photographic elements in the digital print lend an anchor of observed realism to her themes of lightly and darkly whimsical fantasy narratives which evolve from her improvised passages of paint. Kat invites viewers to give the compositions their own interpretative meanings.

The artist has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the SAIC Print Media Dept., Loyola University in Chicago as an Adjunct Professor, in the Fine Arts Dept. and recently, Representational Drawing and Watercolor at Korea University’s International Summer Campus Program as a Visiting Adjunct Professor.

Ms. King will be conducting a 2-day workshop in hand-printing monoprints at the Naples Art Institute, February 15 & 16, 2024 in Naples, Florida. Kathleen King has been represented by the Viridian Artists gallery since 2001. We hope you will enjoy the show and enter the fantasy world the artist is presenting and sharing with you. Many of the artworks are small scale and reasonably priced.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12–6pm
For further information please contact: Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director or Jenny Belin, Assistant Director at [email protected] or view the gallery website: 

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