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Current Exhibitions

Abstract image with a red triangular shape in the middle fading from pink to red on the left side, and stripes of grey on the right; Angles and eaves: Deconstructing Architecture; Karen Anable-Nichols, October 16 - December 1


 Gallery East - Karen Anable-Nichols

October 16 - December 1, 2017

Angles and Eaves: Deconstructing Architecture features hard-edge acrylic paintings reflecting the architectural styles of California before the turn of the 20th Century. Karen Anable-Nichols creates colorful abstractions based off the angles and geometry of buildings using arbitrary colors to create an exciting juxtaposition between color and form.

Anable-Nichols’ fascination with architecture stems from a childhood observing her father acquire houses in which he altered internally and externally. In this exhibition she pays homage to her father’s neat and precise architectural renderings by utilizing hard edge precision style of painting. Karen Anable-Nichols graduated with a B.A. in Art from California State University, Northridge with secondary teaching credentials in art with which she taught for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 21 years. After retiring in 2008 she became the director of La Galeria Gitana, the first art gallery ever to be established in San Fernando

Angles and Eaves: Deconstructing Architecture will be on exhibit in Gallery East of McKinley Arts & Culture Center from October 16 – December 1, 2017.


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Two blue paintings with trees and a moon; Preserved: Limb, Timber, and tree-spirit, Jennifer Kapnek; October 16 - December 1

Gallery West - Jennifer Kapnek

October 16 - December 1, 2017

Preserved: Limb, timber and tree-spirit features paintings of serene, color drenched environments exploring themes of nature. Artist Jennifer Kapnek uses layers of acrylic paint on recycled wood while incorporating natural elements to reflect concepts of history, endurance, and preservation. 

Jennifer Kapnek is an artist from Portland, Oregon. Her work is visually uncomplicated, yet very intentional in material choices and composition, “I am driven by line, obsessed with the transition of color, and consumed by the honing and refining of my approach to detail. My intention is to find the perfect blend of process and product, yielding works that are instinctively pleasurable.” She graduated with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and has been a professional artist for over 20 years involved in public art, solo and group exhibitions across the country. In addition to being a professional artist she is President of Urban Art Network, a non-profit organization in Portland dedicated to self –representing artists. 

Preserved: Limb, timber and tree-spirit will be on exhibit in Gallery West located in McKinley Arts & Culture Center from October 16 – December 1, 2017.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Painting of snow covered trees with a frozen lake and dock, Cathryne Trachok Just visiting, December 11 - January 26, 2018, Artist Reception: January 4, 5-7 pm Drawing of a cat with a hat riding a horse across train tracks with a girl tied to them in muted colors, Empty Frontier Jessica Gengenbach, Dec. 11 - Jan. 26, 2018, Artist Reception Jan. 4, 5-7 pm

Previous Exhibitions

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2015 Gallery Exhibitions

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2014 Gallery Exhibitions

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