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Kitty Klaidman:  A 30 Year Survey
May 14 - July 2, 2016

reception for the artist: Saturday, May 14, 4-6 PM


Washington Post Review

Where Magazine Recommendation
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A Selection of Works from the Exhibition




In the Marshes 10, 1987
acrylic on paper
32 x 40 inches






Forest Memories II, #11, 1989
acrylic on paper
32 x 40 inches







Forest Memories II, #6, 1991
acrylic on paper
32 x 40 inches






Childhood Revisited--The Journey I (family home), 1991
mixed media on canvas
17.5 x 16 inches








Childhood Revisited--Ghost Games, 1991
mixed media on canvas
20.5 x 40.5 inches








Hidden Memories--Looking Down I, 1991
acrylic on paper mounted on metal
40 x 60 inches


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Light and Memory--A Summer in Normandy #18, 1997
acrylic on wood
16 x 44.5 inches







Light and Memory--A Summer in Normandy #3, 1997
acrylic on wood
16 x 32 inches


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Rome Series--Isola Tiborina #1, 2002
acrylic wash on paper
10 x 14 inches






Rome Series #4, 2005
acrylic wash on board
24 x 36 inches






Rome Series #7, 2005
acrylic wash on board
18 x 24 inches


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Salt Spring Island--Beneath the Surface #13, 2010
acrylic on wood
32 x 64 inches (quartet)








Salt Spring Island, Reconfigured #6, 2013
acrylic on board
48 x 48 inches






Salt Spring Island Drawing #2, 2015
acrylic on paper
15 x 11 inches






Salt Spring Island Drawing #3, 2015
acrylic on paper
15 x 11 inches






Salt Spring Island Drawing #5, 2015
acrylic on paper
15 x 11 inches



                                    Available works by Kitty Klaidman


Review

The Washington Post
Arts section, June 18, 2016

"In the galleries"
by Mark Jenkins


Kitty Klaidman

Inspired by sojourns in Europe and Canada, Kitty Klaidman paints exuberant landscapes, from impressionistic to abstract. But their brightness is shadowed by some of the earliest work in “A 30 Year Survey,” the local artist’s retrospective at Marsha Mateyka Gallery. Made between 1989 and 1991, the pictures recall Klaidman’s childhood in what is now Slovakia, where she and her family hid from the Nazis.

Included are views into the forest and down from a crawl-space hideout in her family home. They’re paired with photo-derived pieces that show the actual places or incorporate portraits of departed family members. The woodland scenes aren’t especially ominous, but a black-and-white one effectively conveys a young girl‘s fear.

In summertime Normandy, Klaidman found beguiling light and abandoned World War II material, left in the water as a sort of monument. Acrylic-wash close-ups of colorfully mottled Roman walls also evoke the past, while pointing the artist toward a freer style that flowered in the intricately patterned “Salt Spring Islands” paintings and drawings of the past six years. The most recent works are handsome abstractions, segmented into three or four squares. Untitled, their gemlike facets suggest layers of history.

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Where Magazine Recommendation    (WhereTraveler.com/Washington-DC)

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May 14-June 25

Power of Place:

Kitty Klaidman’s  current exhibition at  Marsha Mateyka Gallery covers 30 years and seven series of site-related paintings.  The works range from naturalistic landscapes to wall-spanning abstractions inspired by a visit to Canada’s idyllic Salt Spring Island. Klaidman credits her imaginative environments and close observation of nature to a peripatetic life. Dark forests evoke her Slovakian family’s escape from the Nazis, interiors her family’s hiding places until the war’s end.  Since that childhood, she has lived in Israel, France, Spain and, since 1953, mostly the U.S., showing her work internationally in museums and galleries. Traditional landscapes aim to freeze a postcard moment in time, but Klaidman’s paintings, tracked across three decades, provide an evolution of the artist’s palette and personal aesthetic, her shifts of experience and invested feeling.  Thurs.-Sat. 11am-5 pm. 2012 R St NW. –Jean Lawlor Cohen



     
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