Karen Kilimnik Opening
The Brant Foundation May 6th, 2012
May 6, 2012 – Karen Kilimnik Opening reception at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center. This solo exhibition of Kilimnik’s work is on view through September 2012.
About Karen Kilimnik
Karen Kilimnik wasa born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kilimnik currently lives and works in Philadelphia.
Karen Kilimnik graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1984.
Drawing correspondences between romantic tradition and consumer culture, Karen Kilimnik’s work brings a haunting and contrary sense of beauty to contemporary art. The world of the ballet and childhood, romantic painting and pop music, icons of film and fashion, signs of witchcraft, time-travel, and murder comprise an imagery that has been culled from the historic and recent past into an unsettling present. In a world where the forces of nature, youth, and terror have taken awesome hold, Kilimnik’s art rematerializes a quest for the romantic sublime.