Artist’s Gallery Talks at CAM in Oxnard: “How Real Does it Feel?”


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salve arial, generic sans-serif;”>Karen Kitchel confesses her conflicted attitudes about Realism, medicine Technique, and Nature in contemporary art.


Karen Kitchel
An Unknown Place #2, oil and acrylic on masonite by Karen Kitchel, 2015. Courtesy the Artist and Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe and New York.

Thursday, November 5
6:30 pm

$5 General | CAM members free
reservations appreciated 805.385.8158Karen Kitchel is intrigued by concepts of native vs. invasive, and landscapes that contain stories of human exploration, occupation, and change. The resulting paintings are simultaneously old-fashioned and contemporary, combining meticulous craftsmanship with a conceptual point of view and aggressive, minimalist presentation.Kitchel’s oil paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout the U.S., and are in private and public collections worldwide, including the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Tucson Art Museum, the Joslyn Art Museum, the Pomona College Art Museum, the Buffalo Bill Historical Museum, the Nicolaysen Museum of Art, the U.S. State Department, the First Western Trust Bank and the Children’s Hospital in Denver, CO, and the New York City headquarters of Pfizer, Inc., among others.

Karen Kitchel was born in Battle Creek, Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo College and Claremont Graduate University. She has exhibited professionally for over thirty years, and is represented by Robischon Gallery of Denver, CO, and Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, NM and New York, NY.

www.karenkitchel.com

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