Michael Kessler Opening Reception- Shifting Filters
Category: Community Events
Start: Aug 05, 2021 5:00 PM
End: Aug 05, 2021 7:00 PM
Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Name_of_Event: Michael Kessler Opening Reception- Shifting Filters
Location: Callan Contemporary
Comments: In Shifting Filters, internationally acclaimed artist Michael Kessler debuts an evocative suite of paintings on panel and canvas, and a separate selection of mixed-media drawings on paper, which juxtapose luxuriant impasto with ethereal washes, integrating the teeming lushness of nature with pristine geometric rigor. A natural-born innovator with a passion for inventing and refining tools and techniques, Kessler has worked with watercolors and transparent washes since his teenage years—evolving those early experiments into the strikingly original painting process that lends his artworks their instantly recognizable style. These washes, laid down on exquisitely absorbent watercolor papers, are becoming increasingly integral, lending a smokiness or sfumato that contrasts dramatically with sharp-edged gestures in acrylic. His new series, Focusfields, is a master class in constantly changing filters of crispness and expressivity.