Tatiana Klacsmann: The Magical Land of No
This summer, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art will present The Magical Land of No, work by Tatiana Klacsmann, in the Main Gallery. Tatiana remains steadfast in the belief that painting is not really dead. Her work consists of prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures which uphold her aesthetic appreciation for beauty and precision over efficiency. Her current focus is on making mixed media collages. She creates linocut and polyesterplate lithograph prints and individualizes each one with paint, ink, and color pencil. The meticulously rendered living things become characters in flat, patterned landscapes in scenes that are both naturalistic and uncanny as organic and inorganic elements meet.
Tatiana Klacsmann will build a visual story using mixed media collage, sculpture, drawing and painting, which will transport you into your own fantasy space. Diverse works will make up geographically inspired units that mimic habitats such as “The Desert of Almost” and “The Sea of Not Quite”. This “build your own adventure story” will unfold through Tatiana’s use of a reoccurring cast of characters and limited color palette, and scenes inspired by the gallery space.
Tatiana lives and works in Hudson, New York. She completed a MFA at Johnson State College with the Vermont Studio Center, Masters of Art History at the University of Glasgow with Christie’s Education, and BA in art and classical languages at Yale University. She also received a certificate in Green Printmaking - intaglio at Zea Mays Printmaking. Klacsmann’s work has been shown nationally and internationally and is included in The Miriam Schapiro Archives on Women Artists housed at Rutgers University Libraries, and in the flat files and archives of Zea Mays Printmaking. She has been an artist resident at Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Women’s Studio Workshop.
Image: Self Portrait as Commedia dell'arte, mixed media collage, 30” x 72", 2015
Opening reception and conversation with the artists – Friday, June 24, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
|Gertrude Herbert - 506 Telfair St.|