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Kim Rae Taylor and Virginia Kistler at Rosewood Gallery

May 5, 2018

Rosewood Gallery is host to two solo exhibitions featuring Kim Rae Taylor (Cincinnati) and Virginia Kistler (Gahanna, Ohio). Kim Rae Taylor’s exhibition Rendered Complete Equals is a series of mixed-media paintings exploring materiality, process, relationships. Virginia Kistler’s Fungal Impressions document the natural world around her home through photographic processes.

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Kim Rae Taylor, Rendered Complete Equals (detail), 2017, oil and mixed media on panel, 60 x 48″.

Kim Rae Taylor’s lively paintings embody ideas of art history, portraiture, and gender.  Saturated colors and various textures balance with found materials and mark making. 

Taylor writes of her work: “Through mixed media painting and drawing, I experiment with the pictorial function of words by deconstructing textual elements alongside organic forms found in nature. The integration of collage media provides a way to establish a visual dialogue between both natural and manmade symbols. The resulting imagery is gradually developed through the layering of paint with a wide array of castoff bits gathered from unexpected sources.”

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Virginia Kistler, Agaricales Series, 2018, archival inkjet print, 24 x 36″

Virginia Kistler’s poetic series of photographs and mixed media artwork capture the feelings and stories of her subject matter.   Kistler wrote: “I mine impressions that are unseen and ephemeral to create sculptural forms. Derived from urban spaces, flora, and fauna, I create dimensional compilations in an attempt to look at their relationships in a different context.”

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Kim Rae Taylor’s Rendered Complete Equals and Virginia Kistler’s Fungal Impressions are on view through May 18th at Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, Ohio. Learn more at www.playkettering.org/gallery or visit www.kimraetaylor.net and virginiakistler.com.

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