In September at Partners Gallery, Karen Fenley is showing new works in acrylic and pastel on canvas.
As the show title "Chroma" suggests, this work focuses on the intensity and vibrancy of color. Returning to mediums she worked with over 40 years ago, chalk pastel over acrylic on canvas, and with reference to many of art history's great colorists, these images, with titles such as Equinox, Green Rain, Hot House and Deep Sleep, evolved as a mixture of historical inspiration and her own current practice.
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Generated by a life on the Northern California coast, Karen Fenley's work reflects her fascination with her native skies and surrounding environment. Whether working in layers of painted screen, plexiglas or on canvas, the play of light and space is a major focus.
Career highlights - First woman to get Art in Public Places grant from California Arts Council 1986, Two Art in Public places grants from Sacto Metropolitan Arts Commission in 1982 and 1986. Two large suspended pieces University California, Davis Health system 1988 and 1995. One person shows at Crocker Art Museum 1984, University of the Pacific 1998, City of Reno 1999, Palo Alto Cultural Center 1987, City of Las Vegas 1996, Work in collections both private and corporate national & international.
Currently (2005 - present) work can be seen at Partners Gallery Fort Bragg California.
335 N. Franklin St
Fort Bragg, CA . 95437