New Works by Karen Boone
Exhibit Begins and Ends: Thursday, September 7, 2023 – October 19, 2023
Opening Reception Date/Time: Thursday, September 7 – 6:00 pm
Artist Talk – Thursday, October 5 – 6:00 pm
Exhibit Hours – Monday and Wednesday – 11-2:00 pm, Thursday – 4-7:00 pm
Join us for an immersive art experience as we delve into the captivating world of “Intertwined,” an exhibition that emerges from Karen Boone’s recent artist residency at the prestigious Swimming Hole Foundation in the enchanting Catskills of New York. Drawing inspiration from the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape, Boone has crafted remarkable outdoor sculptures using elements found in nature, including mountain laurel, birch, rocks, and red creek clay.
Returning to her studio, Boone channels the wisdom acquired during her residency and skillfully abstracts the essence of nature’s teachings. Through the ingenious combination of copper and upcycled wire, hemp twine, and clay, she transforms these materials into exquisite organic sculptures. These captivating artworks seamlessly interweave with her earth pigment paintings, creating a harmonious dialogue between different mediums and textures.
“Intertwined” explores the concept of intertwining on multiple levels. The intertwining can be seen quite literally in the intricate arrangements of branches and vines that adorn Boone’s sculptures. As viewers, we are invited to immerse ourselves in the mesmerizing interplay of organic forms, evoking a deep sense of connection to the natural world.
Yet, “Intertwined” goes beyond the literal interpretation, reaching into the realm of metaphor and symbolism. Through her art, Boone explores the intertwining relationships we share—with ourselves, with others, and with the Earth. Each sculpture becomes a vessel of contemplation, inviting us to reflect upon the delicate interconnectedness of our lives and the profound influence of our bonds.
Join us in celebrating the enchanting world of “Intertwined” and immerse yourself in the delicate dance of nature and relationships. Be prepared to embark on a transformative journey where art becomes a conduit for exploring the profound connections that bind us all.
Meet The Artist
Karen Boone was born and raised in Louisville, KY, and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and UofL. She has a master’s degree from Basel School of Design Switzerland. Karen has worked as a graphic designer for Pentagram Design NY and San Francisco for many years, as well as for 2 years in Tokyo, Japan. She has had her own graphic design/fine art studio, Karen Boone Design, for 25 years. Karen is a 3-time KY Derby Festival poster artist. She shares her studio and home with her partner, and adventurer, Rick Runyon, on 10 acres in Borden, Indiana.