My artworks are a manifestation of a conversation/negotiation that I conduct with the many subtle affects enmeshed in the urban wilderness in which I live. I listen closely for the cracked concrete, chipped paint, and dilapidated billboard around me to convey their resonances and sensibilities, so that I can speak back with my own visual language of gesture, materiality, form, and color. This practiced negotiation of influences is grounded in an ethic of rehearsal, improvisation, and a bodily/intuitive concentration.
Karah Lain received her MFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft, and has shown her collage work throughout the country in such locations as the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Illinois, Third Room in Portland, Oregon, and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She has also served as an artist-in-residence at Portland Garment Factory, and as a University Fellow at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Art in Painting and Drawing at Point Loma Nazarene University. She lives and works in San Diego, California.
More Than 1An Art Exhibition of Multiples 23 Nov - 30 Dec 2022'More than 1' is a contemporary art exhibition focusing on the use of multiples and editions. With multiples being used across many artistic practices as a way to convey conceptual scale, importance, quantity, and more, this exhibition looks to explore the varied uses of this theme. Artists will be working...