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On view now:
     250 Main Hotel
     Curator:  Stephenie Sala

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     Surface Consumption
     Solo exhibition
     Gallery 263
     Cambridge, MA
     Director:  Catherine Graffam
     October 18 - Nov 16, 2018
     Opening Celebration:  October 26

      Group Exhibition
300 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
      October 19-21, 2018, 12 - 6 pm
As part of Gowanus Open Studios

      Gowanus Open Studios
418 Third Avenue, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY
      October 20-21, 2018, 12 to 6 pm
and by appointment through October 25.

Publicaion:  Look.  See.  Be.


“Merging patterns and colors from nature with the human penchant for order and symmetry, Kellner’s ethereal paintings on silk and her site-specific installations capture the intangible, lyrical quality of space and expand the vocabulary of painting.”  
Suzette McAvoy, Director & Chief Curator, Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Recent Article - Painting in Space

Sculpture Magazine Review

My paintings and wall sculptures explore the nature and fragility of the superficial layer.  The paintings present the surface for what it is, a dubious facade wrought with hidden elements.  The sculptural work removes the silk canvas from the stretcher bars and places it in the context of experiential space.  Each work reveals its infrastructure, conceding how it was made. I am interested in how space is inhabited and choose materials that facilitate this.  Silk enables me to experiment spatially while using it symbolically as a facade-like structure.  It is deceptively strong, holds shape and pigment, yet allows for shadow and light to play a role in the work.  With each piece, I investigate the reliance on surface while exploring what lies beyond, continually playing with the elements that constitute painting.

Since 2006, my work has been exhibited throughout the United States at venues such as the ​Bellevue Arts Museum​ (WA), the ​Lower Manhattan Cultural Council​ (NY), the ​Brooklyn Arts Council​ (NY) and the ​Weatherspoon Museum​ (NC), among others.  In addition, I have worked with galleries including Ascent Contemporary (NY), Project 4 (DC), BravinLee Projects (NY) and JoAnne Artman (LA).  My work has been reviewed in ​The New York Times, ​The Boston Globe and ​Sculpture Magazine.  I have created site-responsive installations at the ​Cornell Fine Arts Museum​ (FL), the ​Center for Maine Contemporary Art​ (ME), ​Lehman College Art Gallery​ (NY) and the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory (VA).  In 2016, I was awarded the New Media Invitational from the Target Gallery.  I was also a Joan Mitchell semi-finalist.  My work was recently included in the exhibition, Materiality:  The Matter of Matter at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.  

Detail of new work, 2018
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