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Visual Music | The Art of Edmund Kuehn

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2020 12:00 am

Visual Music | The Art of Edmund Kuehn includes a suite of 33 works on paper in the media of ink, acrylic, casein, gouache, and collage created from 1955 through 2005. The exhibition focuses on the diversity and unity within Kuehn’s abstract work over a 50 year period. His keen orchestration of line, color, form, and space combine with his unique personal sense of humor and wry visual commentary to create a vital body of work, which speaks to us today as well as it did 60 years ago.

Kuehn stated that his search is “to find [in the] building blocks of design and color a cool analytic means to tame a given shape to an abundant flow of emotions and creative intent. . . . As a painter I am interested in both the seen and the unseen. To express the things of the visible world I use signs in the shape of simple silhouettes or complex forms divided by light or shade. For the expression of things unseen, those that evolve before the inner eye, I invent designs that create an equivalent syntax.”

In these metaphorical works, he explored a great range of symbolic possibilities which working in an abstract, or semi-abstract, manner allows an artist. Transcending specific details, his works are a sophisticated blend of diverse pictorial signs. Color is key to his works. It simultaneously creates spatial tension and evokes emotion. His energetic line jointly generates a sense of movement and delineates form. Kuehn’s visual poetry is aesthetically challenging and emotionally resonant long after one’s initial experience of it.

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August 7
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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