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Final Friday Reception: Gehry Kolher “white et cetera”
September 25, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join us for the Final Friday opening reception of white, et cetera an exhibit by Gehry Kolher, Friday September 25th from 5 to 7pm at the Newman University Steckline Gallery.
Gehry Kohler’s works address a process of building heavy layers of pencil, ballpoint, contre and pastel; then removing, erasing and rebuilding as the drawings develop through buffing and surface abrasion. One of the essential aspects is to take everything into consideration; build as far as you can, reduce and re-build again. The repetitive process of this work involves several years of work on one drawing.
The “diamond Series” and “White Oaks” initiate the use of light and the reflective qualities of line, which become sculptural in their effect. Form does not exist without line, which is the essential element to every process. Two of the most recent series of prints in gold and silver have then removed line and focus more specifically on the shift of light to the viewer in solid forms of color.
He received his BRA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1990 and received his MFA at Alfred University in 1992. His work has been acquired and placed in private collection in the past year in Boston, New York, Dallas, Loss Angeles, and Kansas City.
An Art for Lunch question answer session with the artist will be held Tuesday September 29th from 12 to 1pm. Please arrive early as food and seating are limited. Admission is free and open to the public.