On View at Kittredge: Doten, Stone, and Bernstein

February 16, 2007

New Exhibits at Kittredge Gallery
February 20–March 7, 2007
Opening Reception: Feb. 20, 4–5:30 p.m.

Karen Doten’s mixed-media projects explore space and place, in particular, one’s relationship to place. In her current Evaporation series, Doten combines the media of print and photography to create ethereal, mysterious images. Karen Doten has worked as an adjunct instructor of drawing and two-dimensional design at University of Puget Sound since 2002. She earned an M.A./M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from University of Iowa and a B.A. from Central Washington University.

Katy Stone is a painter recognized for her innovative approach to materials and installation. Clear Mylar cutouts painted with biological or botanically inspired motifs are suspended one element at a time in relief off the wall to create expansive, large-scale compositions imbued with both delicacy and power. Katy Stone holds a B.F.A. from Iowa State University and an M.F.A. from University of Washington. Her work appears courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle.  Katy Stone taught intermediate drawing and 2-dimensional design as an adjunct faculty member at Puget Sound in fall 2006.

Drifting by Kevin BernsteinFor painter Kevin Bernstein, the sensations of nature, geologic time, the biological, and the organic are sources of inspiration. His connection to the natural world is both visual and spiritual.  “The ephemeral and elemental experiences in nature are a spiritual guide to help explore painting as a journey of discovery as well as invention,” says Bernstein. He earned his B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and M.F.A. from University of Washington. Kevin Bernstein joined the art department as an adjunct faculty member for fall 2006, teaching two-dimensional design.

Also showing at Kittredge:
Also on display February 20–March 7 is Junior Review, a survey of works in progress in various media by students in the Class of 2008.

Location: University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, WA
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Kittredge Gallery is a venue for contemporary art, exhibiting work by noted regional and national artists. The gallery serves as a teaching tool for the art department and a cultural resource for both the university and the community at large. Exhibits and artist talks are free and open to the public.