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Carla Klein

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  • Carla Klein
  • Untitled
  • 2010
  • oil on canvas

  • 90 x 220 cm / 35.43 x 86.61"


donated by the artist
courtesy: Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam


Some recent solo exhibitions
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York 2009
World Class Boxing, Miami 2008
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam 2008
Jarla Partilager, Stockholm 2007
University of California BAM/PFA, Berkeley 2005

Some recent group exhibitions
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 2008, 'Skylines'
Denver Art Museum, Denver 2006, 'Radar: Selections from the Logan Collection'
Wexner center for the arts, Columbus, Ohio 2005, 'Vanishing point'
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 2004, 'Oponthoud'
Victoria Miro Gallery, London 2003, 'Rijksakademie'


Selected publications
Anne Ellegood, Carla Klein: Untitled 2005-2008, Miami: World Class Boxing 2008
Johanna Burton, Scape, Carla Klein, Amsterdam: Artimo Foundation 2005
Wilma Sütö [et al.], Delay: artists on the border between old and new Europe, Rotterdam: NAi uitgevers/Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 2004
Anke Bangma, Carla Klein, Amsterdam: Artimo Foundation 2000

Selected public and corporate collections
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL • Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL • Miami Art Museum, US • Berkeley Art Museum, US •
Abn Amro Bank, NL • Stadsgalerij Heerlen, NL

Catalogue Note

In recent years, Carla Klein has traveled through the Great Salt Lake Desert in Utah, parts of Western America and Europe taking photographs from her car along the way. While the paintings on view are a result of those road trips, the specificity of site isn't the mainn object. The paintings are rather representations of the limitation of photography, and therefore limitations of capturing time and place with all the flaws, scratches and white borders. Limiting her palette to primarily smoky grays, ethereal blues, and white, Klein's paintings rather create a sensibility, a mood, than rendering a specific time or place. The primary formal structure of these works is the horizon line and its division of sky and ground; we recognize the images as landscapes. Yet, the barrenness of these spaces also allows Klein to straddle the division between representation and abstraction. Her ability to distill an image – to bring clarity and focus to so vast a space – increases our sensitivity to the formal questions of color, composition, and paint application that inform our reading of a painting.

Carla Klein was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 1994-1995.
She won the Koninklijke Subsidie voor Vrije Schilderkunst (NL) in 1995 and the Charlotte Köhler Prize (NL) in 1999.