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Karen Klinedinst at Camerawork Gallery
September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Karen Klinedinst, The Emotional Landscape
September 28 – October 25, 2019
301 N. Graham Street, Portland, OR 97227
Located in Lorenzen Conference Center – Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus.
9am – 6pm, Monday-Saturday, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Free off street parking available, Stair and elevator access, TriMet Routes 4, 24 and 44, ADA accessible
Event is free and open to the public
Baltimore, Maryland photographer, Karen Klinedinst notes, “All of us have a deep connection to certain places. We see these places not as they are but idealize them through our memories. In The Emotional Landscape series, I capture my deep connection to the natural landscape.
“I draw my inspiration from the 19th century landscape painting of The Hudson River School. Like the Hudson River School painters, I interpret the landscape and how it affects me emotionally and spiritually. My approach is not about capturing reality but creating a neo-Romantic world reflective of my memory and imagination.
“Walking is an integral part of my creative process and forms my point of view. All of the landscapes in this series were captured while hiking through the natural landscape. The act of walking allows me to experience the nuances of light, weather and time. It forms my conversation and connection with the landscape. Like a painter, I manipulate these images through the layering of textures and colors to express my emotional response to a landscape that exists only in my memory.”
About the Artist Karen Klinedinst is a Baltimore-based artist using photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.
Her landscapes have been exhibited at Massoni Art Gallery, Fleckenstein Gallery, South x Southeast Photo Gallery, Adkins Arboretum, Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. Her work is in the collection of the National Park Service.
Klinedinst was a 2004 Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence at the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development, and a 2006 National Park Service Artist-in- Residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. In 2015 she was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.
She teaches workshops at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University’s Odyssey Program, and at her Baltimore studio.