April 16, 2018 through May 11, 2018
“SHORELINE SYMMETRY” - A DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY KAREN HOCHMAN BROWN
OPENS AT THE MAIN GALLERY WITH A RECEPTION ON APRIL 19TH, 7-10 PM
MASHING PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL MEDIA, HOCHMAN BROWN CREATES HEAVENLY AND DREAMLIKE INTERPRETATIONS OF OCEAN AND SKY
(Los Angeles, California) – It has been an eventful year for LA Artist Karen Hochman Brown. The digital artist has garnered several exhibition opportunities as well as having recently concluded her artist residency at the Crain Art Gallery in San Marino where she gave three public demonstrations of her process and techniques.
Hochman Brown’s inspired art has redefined the possibilities of abstraction with digital media and continues that development in Shoreline Symmetry at The MAIN gallery space in Santa Clarita. The artist has departed from purely abstract compositions to examine her techniques among landscapes. To this end Hochman Brown has envisioned the landscape as hyperreal, otherworldly, and defying of natural phenomena.
Hochman Brown continues the wave of interest in her work with Metro’s unveiling of her project for its LA Arboretum site. Printed on posters throughout Metro’s rail and buses, the artist weaves imagery of train tracks, aloe blooms, and peacock feathers. Drawing from elements one might find at the Arboretum, Hochman Brown comments, "I was inspired by many non-native species co-existing in harmony, much like the kaleidoscope of people from across the globe who live in Los Angeles County.”
In previous work the artist engaged questions about cultural identity. Her works referenced Judaic iconography with their six-point structures and formed the basis of the artist’s technical, expressive, and conceptual investigations. Currently, Hochman Brown’s subject has evolved to a broader consideration of the natural world and its irreducible makeup of fractal geometries. Comprised of multiple layers of floral imagery, Hochman Brown isolates and pieces together their disparate elements into abstracted kaleidoscopic tapestries. The artist’s painterly process utilizes various digital photographic editing tools and software in her meticulous manipulations of tonality, brightness, and saturation to create an illusion of depth.
Karen Hochman Brown received her B.A. in Art from Pitzer College, has continued to study math, and did post-graduate work at California College of the Arts and Crafts where her Master’s thesis introduced Construction Geometry via Art, a Junior High School curriculum she taught at Pasadena Waldorf School. She continued to study the interconnections of math and art via technology at UCLA studying graphic design in late-nineties. Her work has been widely exhibited in California and the United States.
The MAIN gallery is located at 24266 N. Main St., Newhall, CA 91321. Gallery hours to view exhibition are: Tues –Sat, 1-5PM