Join us for the opening reception of artist Karen Simon and her exhibition, "Floating Strings"
Karen Simon works with a combination of acrylic, gouache, ink, and thread. She begins with a piece of unstretched canvas, painting washes of color that stain and bleed across the canvas in loose forms. Simon then brings out the details in each image with embroidered thread, often leaving long strings loose and floating across the canvas. Together, the intricate woven threads and delicately painted areas make up an image that emerges out of the fibers of the canvas. Karen Simon currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Karen Simon received a diploma in Set and Costume Design from the University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in 1996. Her work in costume design earned her the award for Best Young Costume Designer from the Theater Heute in Germany. Her paintings have been exhibited in Germany, Italy, and Korea. Floating Strings at Lois Lambert Gallery is Karen Simon’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
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