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EVENT DATE: February 18-March 20, 2017

Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 18, 7:00-10:00 PM

 

“Seeing Double” Featuring Mixed-Media Photographers Nolan Preece and Kaethe Kauffman at The Loft at Liz’s in LA

 

Photography critic Phil Tarley said: “The two artists each distill a clarity of vision that is metaphoric and, at times, hauntingly nuanced with spirituality. A practicing Buddhist, Kauffman creates original figures of contemplation. Preece’s work is steeped in primeval naturalism, and includes protests against the ecological depredation of our environment.”

 

 

Los Angeles, California, February 8, 2017 - Seeing Double is a Los Angeles exhibition of works by mixed-media photographers Nolan Preece and Kaethe Kauffman. The exhibition can be seen February 18-March 20, 2017 at The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Opening Reception is Saturday, February 18, 7:00-10:00 PM. Admission is free.

 

 Seeing Double is jointly curated by Liz Gordon (The Loft at Liz’s in LA) in collaboration with Katharine T. Carter & Associates. To quote photography critic Phil Tarley, “The two artists each distill a clarity of vision that is metaphoric and, at times, hauntingly nuanced with spirituality. A practicing Buddhist, Kauffman creates original figures of contemplation. Preece’s work is steeped in primeval naturalism, and includes protests against the ecological depredation of our environment.”

 

 

 

Nolan Preece has been working in photography and related chemical processes for over 40 years, beginning as a field photographer for environmental impact studies.  His current work reflects his involvement with the environmental movement, a constant throughout his life.  Trained at Utah State University at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the 1970’s, Preece became intrigued with experimental photographic processes such as cliché-verre, using smoke on glass as a photographic negative.  In 1981, Preece developed the chemigram, a technique for painting abstractly with chemical processes on silver based photography paper. “The ‘chemigram’ combines the physics of painting (varnish, wax, oil) and the chemistry of photography (photosensitive emulsion, developer, fixer); without the use of a camera, an enlarger, and in full light.”  In 1958, Pierre Cordier coined these words, used worldwide, to describe his technique today.

 

Preece continues to explore new methods, which include digital photography combined with a complex chemical process.  The new adaptation of this process involves applying acrylics to the surface of photographic paper and then developing and fixing it to form an image.  He has shifted to a hybrid by scanning in the resulting chemigram and then transforming it into a digital medium.  Preece’s work is in the permanent collections of 34 institutions across the country, and he has had solo exhibitions at numerous museums nationally, most recently at the Nevada Museum of Art.

 

In a recent issue of Fabrik Magazine, Tarley states, “Kauffman’s work is filled with unity, peace and Buddhist tropes. Her work dwells at the intersection of the physical and the spiritual, at the confluence of the transcendental. Kauffman’s creative practice itself is devotional, enhancing her meditations, personal reflections and reveries.” She says, “Religious art glorifies the sacred experience. My imprint is personal and through my process, it is my inner world which is revealed for all to see.”

 

 

 

“Kauffman begins by drawing, sometimes adding collage which is photographed or scanned, re-collaged, then re-photographed and digitally printed with archival pigments and papers. This repetition produces the final substrate, which the artist hand-embellishes to complete each piece. Kauffman’s work languidly entices us to share her various states of consciousness, welcoming the viewer deep inside the emotional, spiritual and intellectual layers of her pieces. Her artworks ultimately become fantasies that shimmer with divine reverence.” (Phil Tarley)

 

Her paintings, drawings and murals are in many private and corporate collections and have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Berkeley, San Francisco, Australia, and Europe with one-person exhibit at the Czech Museum of Fine Arts in Prague, and a recent group exhibit at Hofstra University in New York.  Kaethe Kauffman received her MFA in Studio Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine, having previously studied at the University of London, University of Belgrade and Institute de Bellas Artes including a year of graduate study at the Instituto Allende (Universidad de Guanajuato) in Mexico.

 

For further information contact:  Randi Kreeft, Gallery Director, The Loft at Liz’s, (323) 939-4403 ext. 5 / or Katharine T. Carter, Katharine T. Carter & Associates:  ktc@ktcassoc.com, 212.533.9530, www.ktcassoc.com, or to view a pdf of these two artists’ photography, go to http://www.ktcassoc.com/KTCassoc_Site_Muse/06Martists_00artpdf.html.

 

 

 

More Information: http://www.theloftatlizs.com/seeing-double-nolan-preece-kaethe-kauffman

 

 

NOLAN PREECE

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KAETHE KAUFFMAN
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Los Angeles, California, February 8, 2017 - Seeing Double is a Los Angeles exhibition of works by mixed-media photographers Nolan Preece and Kaethe Kauffman. The exhibition can be seen February 18-March 20, 2017 at The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Opening Reception is Saturday, February 18, 7:00-10:00 PM. Admission is free. Seeing Double is jointly curated by Liz Gordon (The Loft at Liz’s in LA) in collaboration with Katharine T. Carter & Associates. To quote photography critic Phil Tarley, “The two artists each distill a clarity of vision that is metaphoric and, at times, hauntingly nuanced with spirituality. A practicing Buddhist, Kauffman creates original figures of contemplation. Preece’s work is steeped in primeval naturalism, and includes protests against the ecological depredation of our environment.” For further information contact:  Randi Kreeft, Gallery Director, The Loft at Liz’s, (323) 939-4403 ext. 5 / or Katharine T. Carter, Katharine T. Carter & Associates:  ktc@ktcassoc.com, 212.533.9530, www.ktcassoc.com, or to view a pdf of these two artists’ photography, go to http://www.ktcassoc.com/KTCassoc_Site_Muse/06Martists_00artpdf.html.