Karen Green Recor: Epiphanies in Paint

March 19 – April 19, 2008


Gallery Sakiko New York is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Karen Green Recor entitled Epiphanies in Paint. The artist will be present at the opening.

In this body of work, Recor continues her multifaceted exploration of gestural abstraction and succeeds in establishing a sophisticated visual language with an extraordinary sense of poetic dynamism. Her work, far from being overtly referential, is highly evocative and opens itself to interpretation. It is intimate and easily accessible.  In the tradition of 20th Century abstract painting, Recor believes in the immediacy of gesture and the spontaneity of impulse as key expressive elements. Her compositions have a strong transcendental quality and translate as emotional landscapes, where past and present can converge. Here, fluid shapes and harmonious colors formulate a thorough investigation of the self, as well as of hidden emotional contents. Mysterious, and utterly atmospheric, Recor’s paintings require to be observed deliberately and with a meditative calm that runs counter to the speed and logic of contemporary electronic media.

Recor states: “These bodies of abstract paintings that are derived from memories have evolved from an unrestricted exploration of color, form, light, texture and mark making. […] I hope these paintings will evoke memories for the viewer of a time, place or idea that is triggered by your subconscious.”

Karen Recor received her M.F.A. from the University of Hartford, CT. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and in Europe, including Barcelona and Dublin. Her work is part of many private, as well as corporate collections and commissioned works, include projects for Bank Five, MA; Connecticut National Bank, CT; Phoenix Life Insurance, NY; and McKinsey and Company, NJ. She lives and works in Connecticut.