JOAN KAHN Amish Tribute 2017

JOAN KAHN
Amish Tribute 2017
Pigmented oil polyurethane and sand on birch panel
16" x 20"

JOAN KAHN Dash 2017

JOAN KAHN
Dash 2017
Pigmented oil polyurethane on birch panel
16" x 20"

JOAN KAHN Falling Up, Falling Down 2017

JOAN KAHN
Falling Up, Falling Down 2017
Pigmented oil polyurethane on birch panel
16" x 20"

JOAN KAHN Heart 2010

JOAN KAHN
Heart 2010
Pigmented oil varnish on mahogany panel
36" x 48"

JOAN KAHN Swoosh 2003

JOAN KAHN
Swoosh 2003
Archival digital print
16” x 20”

 

JOAN KAHN Scoot 2006

JOAN KAHN
Scoot 2006
Archival digital print
16" x 20"

JOAN KAHN Again and Again 2008

JOAN KAHN
Again and Again 2008
Archival digital print
16" x 20"

JOAN KAHN ​August Drift 2009

JOAN KAHN
August Drift 2009
Archival digital print
16" x 20"

JOAN KAHN Rain Dance 2014

JOAN KAHN
Rain Dance 2014
Pigmented oil polyurethane on birch panel
36" x 42"

JOAN KAHN Foxes 2013

JOAN KAHN
Foxes 2013
Pigmented oil polyurethane on cherry panel
24" x 30"

JOAN KAHN Séance 2008

JOAN KAHN
Séance 2008
Archival digital print
16” x 20” 

JOAN KAHN Flame 2007

JOAN KAHN
Flame 2007
Archival digital print
20" x 16"

SEE THE WOODS FOR THE TREES

Joan Kahn / paintings

PROJECTS GALLERY ROCHESTER

September 13 – October 14, 2017

September, 2017

"Every year I spend summer and part of winter in Vermont. The trees of this landscape impress, fascinate, and inspire awe and respect in me. My ambition now is to learn the names of all the species that grow in New England.

Each tree is at a certain point in its own life cycle. Like humans, trees go through life stages and appear differently in each. The grains of the wood of a particular tree describe the history of its life stages.

The lives of trees are intricately tied to the larger natural life of this planet, something with which we humans are still learning to live in harmony. My geometric compositions on wood panels are responses to the grain shapes that are visual records of trees’ growth. For me, these grains also represent the flow of all natural life.

Thus my paintings are a way of paying attention presently, of being engaged with the life of trees specifically, and universally; hence the title of this exhibition: “See the Woods for the Trees.”

Joan Kahn, Barnard, VT
joankahn.com