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About the artist
"I have explored and painted the Circumpolar North for more than four decades, from Hudson Bay in the Canadian Arctic to Alaska, the Bering Sea, and the Siberian Russian coast. For me, the most challenging thing about painting such extraordinary places as Alaska and the Arctic is finding a way of celebrating the beauty and magic of this landscape without mimicking it, competing with it, or trivializing it. I try to make paintings that seen up close are almost completely abstract—all about paint on the surface of a canvas—and from a distance are completely realistic—all about how it feels, rather than looks, to be in the great Northern forest that circles the globe. When people who don’t know my work ask me what I do, I tell them that I paint big abstract paintings that happen to look like birch trees.” .
About the artist
"I create organic, drawing-based abstractions. My pictures may seem familiar at first, but on closer inspection, they are not things that exist, but rather lyrical subjects whose dialogue originates out of line, color and light. I reference earth-based imagery constant throughout time and weave it into a visually complex space of memory and human experience.”
About the artist
"I make number and text based, color oriented abstract paintings and drawings.
The paintings are created by repeating and layering the words or numbers found in the title of the piece. I use my own handwriting, fragment each letter or number and assign colors to every unit. Repeated over and over, the words become purposefully illegible, serendipitous rhythms of lines and colors in transition. I am interested in the “flow” the marks make, rather than any hint at legibility."
I consider the Stroke Studies (2014 – present) to be joyful research and development. Although these paintings began as a possible means to add more “hand” to the grounds of my text-based paintings, they have developed into an ongoing inquiry and stand on their own as finished works.
About the photographer
Kern’s photography is firmly rooted in presenting the human affect on the landscape and an inquisitive exploration of humanity through man’s relationship with domestic animals.
“Kern’s evocation of nature as a device to understand his own sense of self draws upon historical precedence: the use of animals as metaphor and the pastoral tradition. yet the artist’s broad concept—his exploration of identity—is firmly grounded in a contemporary context. This tightly knit series of images, which together characterize the author, is common to our age of social media. Kern’s aesthetic, however, emphasizes clarity and projects a warm stillness that is a balm to an overstimulate society. This contrast, too—the ties to digital media and the rejection of its characteristics—deepens his pastoral project.” .—Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator, Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.