Louise Kalin – Press Release 2014


Gallery II

November 4 – 29, 2014

Louise Kalin

River Series 1, monoprint, 15″x15″

First Street Gallery in Chelsea is pleased to present an exhibition of prints by artist Louise Kalin from November 4th through November 29th, 2014.

Over the fifty years of my art career, printmaking has remained my favorite medium. No matter how practiced I have become, the inking and printing of plates with images I’ve etched or painted or rolled, has that edge of unpredictability and discovery.

These recent experimental etchings, monotypes, and monoprints celebrate the transparent patterns of water and its reflective surface in the landscape. Each print is a unique variation. Multiple colors of ink, applied in many ways, combine with the characteristics of the plate and different papers when they are rolled through the press under pressure. The right alchemy and meticulous technique enhances and brings up the image.

The reflections of light on water, the time of day or night, and the infinity of the horizon are never the same. Living near or on water much of my life, I’ve seen dams break, and clear waters compromised by pollution. I’ve also seen the tides come and go, and watched the water’s miraculous ability to clarify when the winds die down and the sun comes out.

Exhibitions, corporate, museum, and private collections are listed at LouiseKalin.com.