For Immediate Release
May 2022

Deborah Kahn

Paintings and Drawings

April 26 - May 21, 2022

Reception: Saturday, April 30, 3-6 pm

Deborah Kahn is a process painter who constructs figures and places simultaneously. Forms in her paintings move from one reality to another. Figures appear believable yet illusive; they move between male, female and animal; objects are namable and unnamable; places seem real and unreal. She creates worlds that go beyond the canvas because they appear to have no beginning and no end. For Kahn, fluctuating space is a metaphor for the mind’s fluid movement between the conscious and the unconscious.

In addition to the Bowery Gallery, Kahn shows at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA. She also exhibited her work at the Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, from 2010-2020. Having shown throughout the United States, her exhibitions include solo shows in Tacoma, WA; Dayton OH; Watertown, CT; Augusta, GA; Hanover, NH; and Washington D.C. She has been in numerous group exhibitions, including exhibitions at the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY and the Toyota Municipal Museum, Nagoya, Japan.

In 2004 Kahn was a recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her work has been reviewed in The Washington Post, Hartford Courant, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Art in America. Kahn’s 2015 Bowery Gallery exhibition was reviewed by John Goodrich in and in 2019, she was featured in an interview in Painting Perceptions.


See more at Deborah Kahn's website:

View of works in the exhibition here.

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