Recent Work Kirsten Flaherty
January 10 - February 2, 2015
Opening reception, January 10, 6-8pm; Artist Talk 7:30pm
Artist In Residence / spring 2015
Guttenberg Arts Gallery is pleased to present Recent Work a solo exhibition of works by Kirsten Flaherty, currently an Artist in Residence, on view January 10 - February 2, 2015
Kirsten Flaherty’s Recent Work, examines a larger global ecological sphere and all its inhabitants, their interdependence and often complex relationships, not only to their habitats but also their economic involvement. For this exhibition, Flaherty’s works on paper focuses on the viewers own sympathies to these complex situations by using stark, monochromatic, detailed images of the innocents affected by our systematic urbanization. Through the graphic process of printmaking and the delicate line work within the images, Flaherty exposes the fragility of life and the fallacies in human nature that come with even more devastating repercussions.
The most recent series of intimate portraits of animals, these etchings focus on the the aforementioned devastating repercussions through visually identifying specific critically endangered animals. Works such as “Egyptian Vultures” and Crowned Eagle” depicts these species in light of humans causing habitat destruction and poisoning. In contrast to these meticulously detailed figures, the use of stark letters and numbers featured throughout these prints represent stock quotes from various know big companies during the Global Financial Crisis in 2007-2008. Although these corporations differ in the way each makes their financial gains, all are known for the negative impact they make not only on our natural environment, but also in our own economic system.
Kirsten Flaherty’s works have been exhibited throughout the United States as well as internationally including the Czech Republic, Peru, Israel, and Italy. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Society of Etchers and has been dedicated to presenting exhibitions that showcase varying visions through techniques in etching, monotype, silkscreen and other printmaking processes, with the overall intention of celebrating the venerable art of print. Kirsten Flaherty lives and works in New York City.
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