Thursday, April 11, 2019 Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield,CT Suggested arrival time 6:45pm
Karen says she is a collector of images, mining them for unexpected combinations. “The framework for my compositions is layered, merged and repeated. In my photocollages, light and shadow draw the viewer in while another image floats on the surface; the elements have a certain familiarity, but the space remains a mystery, creating a visual puzzle. In her Spatial Choreography series, combining mixed media and photo collage, the composition transcends the importance of the identification of the objects. My most recent Deconstructions series, explores the synergy that results from the juxtaposition of a photograph and it's deconstructed parts. Whether looking through the viewfinder of the camera, creating collages digitally or manipulating materials, I am drawn to the aspects that contain and formalize a space. In this cacophonous world where we are constantly bombarded by raw imagery, I aim to create harmony within my work.”
KAREN NEEMS is an award-winning photo collage and mixed media artist based in Stamford, CT. She earned her BA at the University of Rochester with studies in Art History, Psychology and Studio Art. She has continued her art studies at the Silvermine Arts Center and with mentors.
Karen has had many solo shows and her work has also been shown in many selective exhibitions, juried by curators from major museums, and is in both private and corporate collections. She has won numerous awards for her work in photography and mixed media. Her memberships include Silvermine Guild of Artists, Stamford Loft Artist Association, and Pound Ridge Artists Guild.