Karen Green Recor
Karen Green Recor, b. 1946, received her BS in art from Russell Sage College, an MS in art from Wesleyan University, and an MFA in painting from the Hartford Art School at University of Hartford. She cultivated her interest in ancient cultures and their customs and forms of creative expression through research and travel, to American Indian sites, Mayan ruins in Central America, Cambodia, Greece, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, the British Isles, the Caribbean, and Canada.
Intrigued by the layering of each segment of history, the evocative calligraphic line, the various mixed media materials and the effect that light played in an artwork, she reduced her images to a more simplified format, working with the formal elements rather than replicating what exists in nature. Transcending the natural and exploring an internal world led her to experiment further with creating ideas using unconventional materials such as cold wax, natural objects, cloth, and impasto oil paint. Recor’s love of the physical process of painting and use of diverse materials to construct and deconstruct a painting's surface are evident in every brushstroke. Her process is a conduit through which she explores concepts concerning time, place and idea, and her use of sensuous color, luscious texture, evocative line and unique form contribute to the transitions that result in a liberating a deeply intuitive and meditative experience.
Recor has exhibited extensively and has work in many private and corporate collections. In addition to a number of commissions, she has also been included in numerous publications.
September 4 to 25, 2014
Karen Green Recor: Transitions
May 29 to June 19, 2014
Works on Walls