On Saturday September 12, 2015, Modern Eden Gallery presents ‘A Lovelorn Theft’, the solo exhibition of Kari-Lise Alexander. Featuring a breathtaking new collection of oil paintings, her Nordic myths and ethereal beauties ease gently into the mysterious ambit of both detailed composition and arresting emotion. Accentuating a delicate familiarity, the mood of each painting lends itself to a nearly physical intimacy that allows viewers to wander in their own interpretive direction.
**Kari-Lise was a featured artist in beautiful.bizarre Issue 009 | June 2015
Kari-Lise Alexander ‘A Lovelorn Theft’
September 12, 2015 | 6–9 PM
**Artist will attend
September 12- October 3, 2015
Modern Eden Gallery
801 Greenwich Street | San Francisco, CA 94133
General Information: email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Artist:
Kari-Lise Alexander’s work is rooted in the old folklore of her Scandinavian heritage as well as inspired by her home in the Pacific Northwest. Her style captures the unique qualities of both her heritage and her home. Combining them she’s able to create surreal worlds and explore common themes between the two. Kari-Lise’s work often reflects these worlds by the women, nature, and animals painted in them. Her work tends to leave the viewer feeling as if they are experiencing the same private moment in time as the subjects. Kari-Lise works from her home studio in Seattle, Washington where she lives with her husband, two poodles, and two rabbits.
A Lovelorn Theft is inspired by tales of swan maidens and selkies of Nordic folklore. This series features mysterious and beautiful creatures that shape-shift by shedding their animal skin into the form of human women. Each piece within A Lovelorn Theft freezes a moment in time, placing the viewer in the role of a lovelorn voyeur, who spies these beautiful creatures for the first time. The artist’s careful attention to detail and adept brushwork describe subjects that are ethereal and otherworldly, yet rendered to a specificity that begs temptation. With a historical nod to the Pre-Raphaelites and painters of the Victorian avant-garde, Kari-Lise Alexander debuts a striking new series rooted in Norse mythology and the mysteries of the heart.