As I posted previously, I spent the weekend in Los Angeles, California for the launch of Kari-Lise’s latest body of work, WAKE. While I’ll have more to share about the trip in the future, I wanted to write a quick update letting everyone know that the whole show is now available to view online! Just click below and check it out. It’s incredible.
This was Kari-Lise’s first show in the L.A. market, and it was great to see so much support. The crew at the gallery were wonderful. The show looks amazing in the space. I was telling a friend this morning that it was nice to see the pieces hanging on a proper wall. A few fans even made treks from San Francisco and San Deigo to check out the show! Our trip was a blast and it was a whirlwind of a weekend.
If you’re in LA, go check it out. The show will be on display until April 22nd. You can also read more about WAKE and Kari-Lise’s work at any of the links below:
This weekend, Kari-Lise and I will head to Los Angeles for the opening of her latest show, WAKE at Thinkspace Gallery. The show opens on Saturday, April 1st, and we’ll both be there. If you live in L.A. come on by and say hello. We’d love to see you. The opening reception is from 6pm–9pm. The exhibition will be on display through April 22, 2017, and it is both free and open to the public.
For the last year, I have watched Kari-Lise work through the creation of this show, and I have been amazed by the outcome. I couldn’t be more proud. After launch, you’ll be able to view the full show at Thinkspace Gallery’s website, feel free tocontact the gallery directly to inquire about any particular piece. Kari-Lise is also sending out a collector preview to anyone subscribed to her newsletter, subscribe here.I’m excited for WAKE to finally launch so everyone else can enjoy the series. There’s a lot to love.
If you’re interested in the work from Kari-Lise’s previous shows, I’ve written about them before, and I’d encourage you to check them out. In late 2015 she released A Lovelorn Theft, earlier that year she shared her 2014 work in Inflorescence. She’s had other shows as well, and you can see these and more of her past work at her website, kari-lise.com.
This weekend Kari-Lise and I are heading down to sunny San Francisco to attend the opening of her latest series: A Lovelorn Theft, at Modern Eden Gallery.The show opens on Saturday, September 12th, and we’ll both be there. If you live in the area come on by and say hello. The opening reception is from 6pm–9pm. The exhibition will be on display through October 3, 2015, and it is both free and open to the public.
I absolutely love this series. A Lovelorn Theft was inspired by the swan maidens and selkies of Nordic folklore. Each piece places the viewer in the intimate role of a lovelorn voyeur, who spies these beautiful creatures for the first time. The work itself is stunning combining the styles of the Pre-Raphaelite movement with new contemporary and pop surrealism. It’s been fascinating to watch Kari-Lise develop this series over the last year, I’m so excited the public is now getting a chance to see them together. In my opinion, it’s her best work yet.
I’m so excited to finally share Kari-Lise’s latest series, Inflorescence with all of you. It has been a labor of love. I’ve watched her working in her studio for months, creating what I feel is her best series yet.
Last week I posted Scott Wilson’s documentary about her, Overlooked Details, An Artist’s Journey. It gives you a small glimpse into how much time and effort she pours into each of these pieces. Her hard work really shows. I’m so proud of what she has accomplished and I’m excited these are finally out in the wild and available for all to see!
Inflorescence officially opens on Feburary 14th at Distinction Gallery in Escondido, California. We’ll both be there so if you’re in the area, stop by and say hello. I’ve posted some of my favorite pieces below, but I highly recommend checking out the full series over at Distinction’s website.