The Art of Kevin Palme

 

Happy August!

We're excited to invite you to our Collectors Night this Thursday, August 24th with extended hours from 6:00 - 8:00pm: RSVP for the event!

We would also like the announce the launch of THE ART SHOP: an opportunity to find quality collectible original pieces of art for under $500. Shop online by visiting kailinart.com/shop

Kevin Palme paints abstracted fragments of memories and feelings with a reverence for impermanence and jewel-like hues. His paintings resemble a distant landscape, just out of focus and out of reach. The artworks take their titles from haiku poems and intended to read in a similar way, concise and fluid, open to each viewer's personal interpretation.

FOR MORE ARTWORK, VISIT THE ART OF
TIM KENT | JEREMY BROWN | BLOCKHEAD | CHRIS HOBE | KEVIN PALME

Collectors Night Thurs, August 24th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Volume III: Closing Wed, September 6th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

For inquiries into availability on artwork, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com. We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

We are surrounded by impermanence. Fleeting moments, shifting perspectives, and change all illuminate the fact that nothing in life is permanent. Daily and seasonal transitions, birth, growth and death all remind us of the inevitability of impermanence. Even the most seemingly eternal landscapes will eventually succumb to time. We are left with memories. Abstract and residual, our memories are a means by which we can honor the past and recall experiences, relationships and parts of our histories. 

This series of colorfield paintings is derived from haiku, dualities, ideas about memory, and my preference for jewel-like colors. Each is named with a single word borrowed from traditional Japanese haiku, implying potential meanings for each painting. The paintings, however, are not illustrations of the poems. Rather, the works are similar to their accompanying haiku, concise but fluid and subject to change based on the experiences of the viewers. 

Kevin Palme’s work contemplates the temporal nature of existence and the plastic and abstract qualities of memory. Borrowing techniques from diverse periods in art history, his work sometimes features elements of non-objective painting and minimalism as well as tight representation. He is currently working in two different modes of painting. One body of work consists of colorfield abstractions based on traditional Japanese Haiku, landscapes, and jewel-like colors. He is also developing a series of paintings of melting ice cubes focusing on the malleability of paint, impermanence, and the irony of making a still life of a fundamentally ephemeral object.

FOR AVAILABILITY & INQUIRIES

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SPECTRUM photos

Hello! We're excited to invite you to our Artist Talk featuring the artists of SPECTRUM! Join us for a casual conversation and an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about the inspiration behind their vibrant, colorful artworks!
 
ARTIST TALK
THURSDAY AUGUST 17TH, 2017
5:00 - 7:00pm
RSVP HERE FOR THE TALK!

FOR MORE ARTWORK, VISIT THE ART OF
TIM KENT | JEREMY BROWN | BLOCKHEAD | CHRIS HOBE | KEVIN PALME

Artist Talk Thurs, August 17th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Collectors Night Thurs, August 24th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Volume III: Closing Thurs, September 7th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

For inquiries into availability on artwork, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com. Enjoy the photos below and we look forward to seeing you at the talk!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

The Art of Tim Kent

Artist Tim Kent brings his unique and precise style to SPECTRUM with a new series of shaped canvas pieces. Employing a new technique of opposing gradients and negative spaces, Kent’s newest works jump off the wall and into a new dimension. Kent’s work allows the audience to visualize color in a three dimensional dialect, as well as to consider how the surface of a plane and the edge and interior of a canvas can all create an important avenue for discovering and uncovering.

For more artwork, visit The Art of
Tim KentJeremy Brown | Blockhead | Chris Hobe | Kevin Palme

Artist Talk Thurs, August 17th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Collectors Night Thurs, August 24th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Volume III: Closing Fri, September 8th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

For inquiries into availability on artwork, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com. We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

Artfully,
Yu-Kai Lin
Director, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 info@KAILINART.com

For inquiries into availability on artwork, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

The Art of Jeremy Brown

Dear Friends and Collectors,

We are excited to share with you the newest body of work by resident artist Jeremy Brown.

These new pieces - informed by Brown’s previous layed resin works - essentialize the artist’s philosophy of simplicity and kindness. Inspired by minimalism, raw materials, and the use of created shadows, this body of work is stripped down to the roots. In life, simple & spontaneous kindness is key: the root of something much bigger and louder.

Artist Talk   Thurs, Aug 17 | 5:00 - 7:00pm
Collectors Night   Thurs, Aug 24 | 6:00 - 8:00pm
Volume III: Closing   Friday, Sept 8 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

For inquiries into availability of these works below, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com. We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

For inquiries into availability please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

For inquiries into availability please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

SPECTRUM | July 28th - September 8th, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, July 28, 2017
7:00 - 10:00 PM
free and open to the public exhibit
runs through September 8th, 2017

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SPECTRUM July 28th - September 8th, 2017 | Kai Lin Art invites Atlanta to our 2017 Summer exhibition SPECTRUM. The fifth show of Kai Lin Art for the year features the works and collaborations of five talented artists: Jeremy Brown, Blockhead, Tim Kent, Chris Hobé, and Kevin Palme. SPECTRUM emphasizes the different ways color and form can evoke meaning, memories, and ideas. These artists make use of gradients, abstraction and forms beyond the 2D picture plane.

Jeremy Brown returns to the gallery with a new series of artwork. These new piece - informed by Brown’s previous layed resin works - essentialize the artist’s philosophy of simplicity and kindness. Inspired by minimalism, raw materials, and the use of created shadows, this body of work is stripped down to the roots. In life, simple & spontaneous kindness is key: the root of something much bigger and louder.

Popular and prolific Blockhead (AKA Chris Skeene) showcases a brand new series of his iconic square headed sculptures for SPECTRUM. Skeene’s love of collectible and limited sculptural toys such as Kid Robot and Pez collections influences his approach to the hand-sculpted and carefully hand-painted characters he brings to life as Blockheads.

Artist Tim Kent brings his unique and precise style to SPECTRUM with a new series of shaped canvas pieces. Employing a new technique of opposing gradients and negative spaces, Kent’s newest works jump off the wall and into a new dimension. Kent’s work allows the audience to visualize color in a three dimensional dialect, as well as to consider how the surface of a plane and the edge and interior of a canvas can all create an important avenue for discovering and uncovering.

California born pop artist, Chris Hobé also known as ArtRevolts creates a box for the world to think outside of. Hobés’ uses vibrant color combinations, eclectic and popular culture references to make his pieces. Hobés’ multi-panel, geometric compositions combine different layers of iconic and nostalgic imagery from comic books, music, logos, and pop patterns.

Kevin Palme paints abstracted fragments of memories and feelings with a reverence for impermanence and jewel-like hues. His paintings resemble a distant landscape, just out of focus and out of reach. The artworks take their titles from haiku poems and intended to read in a similar way, concise and fluid, open to each viewer's personal interpretation.

Artist Talk   Thursday, August 17 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Collectors Night   Thursday, August 24 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Volume III: Closing   Wednesday, Sept 6 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

THE ART OF ERIK WATERKOTTE

Erik Waterkotte creates work that centers on concepts of belief, ritual, and space while mixing various experimental printmaking techniques and layering graphics based on his family history, Catholic-upbringing, and fascination with early-American occult. Waterkotte places the viewer into an introspective plane where they can reconcile the real and the unreal in their own faiths. 

THE ART OF ERIK WATERKOTTE

ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15, 4-6 pm
SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 28 - JULY 15
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7-9 pm

For more on the Art of Resonance visit
Greg Noblin  |  Todd Anderson  |  Andrew Catanese  |  Erik Waterkotte

For inquiries into availability and pricing please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

The Art of Andrew Catanese

Dear Friends and Collectors,

We're pleased to welcome new artist Andrew Catanese with a new series of unique and striking paintings. His figurative, narrative artworks are characterized by a neo-gothic style. The dense, tapestry-like images are populated with figures in disguise, caught in moments of curiosity and intimacy, and surrounded by the thick, heavy native foliage of the South.

THE ART OF ANDREW CATANESE

SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 28 - JULY 15
ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15, 4-6 pm
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7-9 pm

For more on the Art of Resonance visit
Greg Noblin  |  Todd Anderson  |  Andrew Catanese  |  Erik Waterkotte

For inquiries into availability contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 28 - JULY 15
ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15, 4-6 pm
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7-9 pm

For more on the Art of Resonance visit
Greg Noblin  |  Todd Anderson  |  Andrew Catanese  |  Erik Waterkotte

For inquiries into availability contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

The Art of Todd Anderson

Master printmaker Todd Anderson’s practice involves long-term, team-based projects that investigate ecological changes to wilderness caused by global warming. He works in the ancient tradition of woodblock printing using as many as 15 colors in a single print. Anderson is committed to preserving the romantic beauty of the natural world but at the same time drawing attention to the dire and uncertain futures of these landscapes. Anderson returns to the gallery with a new series of works featuring the stunning vistas and unmatched beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park.

THE ART OF TODD ANDERSON

COLLECTORS NIGHT THURSDAY, JUNE 29
SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 21 - JULY 15
ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20

For inquiries into availability and pricing please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

For inquiries into availability and pricing
please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com

THE ART OF GREG NOBLIN

Dear Friends and Collectors,

We are excited to share with you the newest body of work by long time artist of the gallery, Greg Noblin.

With this fresh series of his signature Panelist works, Noblin works to incorporate layers of meaning, symbolism and texture in his artworks through a multistep process of photo-collage and panel printing. The final works are a combination of surrealism, photography and landscape supported by organic and inorganic structures.

Collectors Night Thursday, June 29
Artist Talk Saturday, July 15
VOLUME II performance Thursday, July 20

For inquiries into availability of these works below, please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

We look forward to seeing you by the gallery!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

For inquiries into availability of these works below, please contact
404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

Collectors Night + Print Sale + Resonance Photos

Happy Summer!

We're excited to invite you to our Collectors Night this Thursday, June 29th with extended hours from 6:00 - 8:00pm: RSVP for the event here!

We would also like to invite you to our Summer Print Sale: June 28th - July 15th. Come by the gallery during our regular gallery hours and browse works on paper and prints under $300 from Patrick Heagney, Erik Waterkotte, Ashley L. Schick, Greg Noblin, Jason Kofke, and Jamaal Barber.

For more on the Art of Resonance, please visit:
Greg Noblin  |  Todd Anderson  |  Andrew Catanese  |  Erik Waterkotte

Enjoy the photo gallery below of our RESONANCE opening and may your summer days be artful!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

COLLECTORS NIGHT THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 6-8pm
SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 28 - JULY 15
ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15, 4-6pm
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7-9pm

For inquiries into availability and pricing please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

RESONANCE Artist Talk | Saturday, July 15

Hello! We're excited to invite you to our
ARTIST TALK
SATURDAY, JULY 15th

4:00 - 6:00pm
RSVP HERE FOR THE TALK!

For more on the Art of Resonance, please visit
Greg Noblin  |  Todd Anderson  |  Andrew Catanese  |  Erik Waterkotte

We would also like to invite you to our Summer Print Sale: June 28th - July 15th. Come by and browse works on paper and prints from Patrick Heagney, Erik Waterkotte, Ashley L. Schick, Greg Noblin, and Jamaal Barber.

See you on Saturday for the talk!

ARTFULLY,
YU-KAI LIN    
DIRECTOR, KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248 INFO@KAILINART.COM

ARTIST TALK SATURDAY, JULY 15, 4-6pm
SUMMER PRINT SALE JUNE 28 - JULY 15
VOLUME II PERFORMANCE THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7-9pm

For inquiries into availability and pricing please contact 404 408 4248 or info@kailinart.com.

RESONANCE | June 9th - July 21st

RESONANCE

 June 9th -  July 21st, 2017

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Opening Reception
Friday, June 9th, 2017
7:00 - 10:00 PM
free and open to the public
exhibit runs through July 21st, 2017

RESONANCE June 9th - July 21st |  Kai Lin Art announces its fourth exhibition of 2017 featuring new bodies of work of four artists: Todd Anderson, Greg Noblin, Erik Waterkotte and Andrew Catanese. RESONANCE draws together landscapes, tableaux, photo montage, and experimental printmaking.

Master printmaker Todd Anderson’s practice involves long-term, team-based projects that investigate ecological changes to wilderness caused by global warming. He works in the ancient tradition of woodblock printing using as many as 15 colors in a single print. Anderson is committed to preserving the romantic beauty of the natural world but at the same time drawing attention to the dire and uncertain futures of these landscapes. Anderson returns to the gallery with a new series of works featuring the stunning vistas and unmatched beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Long time artist of the gallery, Greg Noblin returns with a fresh series of his signature Panelist works. Noblin works to incorporate layers of meaning, symbolism and texture in his artworks through a multistep process of photo-collage and panel printing. The final works are a combination of surrealism, photography and landscape supported by organic and inorganic structures. Sometimes humorous or fantastic, these allegorical illustrations serve as a bridge between the childhood imagination and adult “reality”.

Erik Waterkotte creates work that centers on concepts of belief, ritual, and space while mixing various experimental printmaking techniques and layering graphics based on his family history, Catholic upbringing, and fascination with early-American occult. Waterkotte places the viewer into an introspective plane where they can reconcile the real and the unreal in their own faiths. This will be Waterkotte’s first exhibition with Kai Lin Art; he has previously been a part of the group exhibitions FRESH and The New South.

Kai Lin Art welcomes new artist Andrew Catanese with a new series of unique and striking paintings. His figurative, narrative artworks are characterized by a neo-gothic style and horror vacui aesthetic. The work stems from the complex relationship that develops between “outsiders” in the South and the conservatism they disrupt. The dense, tapestry-like images are populated with figures in disguise, caught in moments of violence and intimacy, and surrounded by the thick, heavy native foliage of the South. The paintings depict the South in the echoes of figures and stories at its fringes.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Much notable work in contemporary Southeastern artists’ exhibit

LIVING By Felicia Feaster: FOR THE AJC (source)

 “The New South II” at Kai Lin Art offers plenty of reassurance that the Southeast has a diversity of talent in an endless variety of forms. This juried group show of works on paper (with some notable exceptions) by 39 artists is the second (and stronger) of Kai Lin’s two large survey shows dedicated to Southeastern artists, with work this go-around chosen by jurors Veronica Kessenich, executive director of Atlanta Contemporary, and Michael White, director of the Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University.

Though work in “The New South II” veers from abstraction to portraiture and from photography to sculpture and tackles subjects as diverse as celebrity culture and Southern food, you could say that — generally speaking — “The New South II” gravitates toward two poles: on one hand, cheeky; and on the other, political and socially engaged.

Axelle Kieffer
Mopsos
Hand cut collage on photo
12" x 15"

For the nutty side, exhibit A, the oddball collages of Axelle Kieffer, whose staid woman and boy in formal Victorian dress sport outrageous steampunk-meets-extraterrestrial masks. Compelling in their quiet surrealism, Joshua Chambers’ delicate drawings are surrounded by a satisfying sea of empty space and show people in improbably magic realist situations: a man with a bird’s wing for an arm or a woman on a bed with a man in scuba gear watching the water rise, licking at her feet from her queen-size raft.

AleaHurst
St.Lawrence
Pen, Ink
21" x 17"

Also just shy of wacky are Alea Hurst’s portraits of modern-day saints wearing gold halos as they flip burgers at an outdoor barbecue or show off their tattooed torsos, and Charlie Watt’s Catherine Opie-esque image of a nude lady beekeeper sporting the tools of her trade. Meanwhile R. Andrew Munoz’s deceptively childlike cut paper collages contain undercurrents of violence: spilled bottles of wine and hockey-masked killers lurking outside suggest things are not as Colorforms as they seem. Amusing commentary on the overvaluing of our role as consumers and the sanctity of buying, Raoul Pacheco offers up clever gilt sales receipts.

 

STEPHENPHILMS
SHOULDERS OF HOPE
PHOTOGRAPHY
16" x 20"


There’s a subtle but palatable strain of black identity in “The New South II” that gives the show some heft and heart, from the straightforward but sweet photograph of a black father supporting his son on his shoulders in Stephen Philms’ “Shoulders of Hope” to Alex Christopher Williams’ image “Atlanta, GA” of a black barbershop decorated with affirmations of black masculinity in photographs of Muhammad Ali and LeBron James.

There are Joe Dreher’s images “Madison” and “Red” of a black man and child, hands over heart, waving a tiny flag, draped in a stars and stripes bandanna, as if to assert the resilience of belief and loyalty despite all odds.

JAMAAL BARBER
Untamed
Linocut
2" x 12"

Jamaal Barber’s graphic, iconic linocut, “Untamed/Free,” and Mia Merlin’s watercolor “Southern Woman 3” are bookend works; portraits of empowered, assertive young black women.

There are some interesting formal experiments in “The New South II,” as well, notably Lynx Nguyen’s “Ultimate Heaven,” an oddly transcendent work considering its lowbrow medium: ballpoint pen worked over the paper surface so intensely it soaks into and ripples the paper, creating topographic ridges and gaps, or abrades it, in some places revealing the pulp beneath.

 

Lynx Nguyen
Ultimate Heaven
Ball Point Pen
40" x 40"

 
ART REVIEW
“The New South II”

Through June 2. Noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Kai Lin Art, 999 Brady Ave. NW, Suite 7, Atlanta. 404-408-4248, www.kailinart.com.

Bottom line: There’s much to recommend this large, diverse survey of Southeastern artists’ works on paper.

for more on the exhibition visit this THE NEW SOUTH II

THE NEW SOUTH II | exhibition opening photos

Below are pictures from the exhibition opening of The New South II! Please contact us at the gallery if you have an interest in any of the works from the exhibition info@kailinart.com or 404 408 4248. Enjoy the photos!

FOR AVAILABILITY & INQUIRIES

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THE NEW SOUTH II | MEET + GREET 5-6-17

Dear Friends,

We are excited to invite you to The New South MEET + GREET this Saturday!

TNS II MEET + GREET
Saturday, May 6
5 - 7 PM

Come out and meet many of the artists from the exhibit and enjoy some libations and artful conversations.

To preview the exhibition visit this link

Enjoy the photo gallery below and we will see you this Saturday @kailinart 

Artfully,
Yu-Kai Lin, Director
KAI LIN ART
404 408 4248
info@kailinart.cOM

THE NEW SOUTH II OPENING PHOTOS