Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills
August 1-Sep 30, 2020

Karen Pepper Abstractly Yours

Byrde + the b is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent abstract paintings by Karen Pepper opening Sat August 1 from 5:00-7:00pm and runs through September 30, 2020.

Karen Pepper follows in a long tradition of American Abstract Expressionist painters from Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell and Willem de Kooning where marks and gestures develop a complex and mysterious world crying out to be discovered. Her masterful use of color and texture speak with a strong voice and the results are sublime compositions that invite deep contemplation.

“As a painter, I have always enjoyed the use of color and movement on my canvases to create a composition that is visually exciting for the viewer. My process starts by selecting a bright color to cover the canvas and then make either long or short sweeping marks with oil pastel or pencil. I don’t always work on the canvas immediately after this preparation but prefer to live with the canvas over time to discover areas created by the marks that I would like to enhance. Once I start applying paint I like to scrape it away so that my original marks and color sneak out from the heavier top layer of oil paint. I also throw sand on the canvas for texture and sometimes enamel paint for its fluidity which creates the movement I try to capture.”

Byrde + the b
10 Titus Rd
Washington CT

Hours Tue-Sat 10am-6pm
Opening reception Sat August 1 from 5:00-7:00pm

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