Back

Saturated by Claire Kahn

Exhibition  /  17 Dec 2021  -  30 Dec 2021
Published: 12.12.2021
Model Vanessa Mathis wearing Claire Kahn for Saturated. Location: New Mexico Museum of Art. Santa Fe. 2021. Photo: Patina Gallery and Audrey Derell..
Model Vanessa Mathis wearing Claire Kahn for Saturated. Location: New Mexico Museum of Art. Santa Fe. 2021. Photo: Patina Gallery and Audrey Derell.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
This December, Patina Gallery's beloved Santa Fe artist Claire Kahn returns with a brand-new exhibition for the holiday season. The bountiful riches of the season are realized in colorfulness beyond compare. Kahn presents a collection of art jewelry as well as a limited series of paintings made from the other side of her studio.
Amongst the foothills of New Mexico’s Black Mesa Valley, the artist creates necklaces and bracelets in bead crochet that visualize mesmerizing places in time.

The jewelry artist has also had a fruitful career in design, from conceptualizing graphic interiors and treatments, to the choreography of water in movement and light. With the additional release of her wall piece series for Saturated, this part of Kahn’s history and expertise comes to life.

The two-dimensional, geometric paintings involve progressing additions of ink and acrylic, with the exception of one piece whose layers of mounting board slowly give way to concave and convex topographic patterns that play with shadow and light.

Visual conversations amongst this grouping of fine art works brightly coalesce to complement her beaded arrangements.

Pieces infused with bright and softened hues are placed in direct contrast to the dense sensation of saturated bliss. The artist captures the essence of the season in its pure, tasteful abundance, inspired by the wholeness this year’s tidings bring: the great pleasure of togetherness once again.

Patina has given me the opportunity to include works in Saturated that use different mediums. Over the years, I have worked in bead crochet, cut paper, and ink and acrylic paint to explore and express my interest in color and pattern.
/ Claire Kahn

Our vision is to touch the hearts, hands, and minds with soul-stirring works every day.
/ Allison & Ivan Barnett, Founders of Patina Gallery

Opening & Artist's Reception:
17th December 5 - 7 pm.

2021 Fall/Winter Hours:
Monday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm.
Private Appointment available, contact Allison Barnett at +1 505 986 3432 or allison@patina-gallery.com
Claire Kahn. Necklace: Mughal Gold & Garnet, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads, faceted pear-shaped 6-7mm garnet briolettes, 3mm 18K yellow gold balls.. Length: 60.96 cm; ø 1.27 cm. Unique piece. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Mughal Gold & Garnet, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads, faceted pear-shaped 6-7mm garnet briolettes, 3mm 18K yellow gold balls.
Length: 60.96 cm; ø 1.27 cm
Unique piece
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Claire Kahn. Necklace: Mughal Gold & Garnet, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads, faceted pear-shaped 6-7mm garnet briolettes, 3mm 18K yellow gold balls.. Length: 60.96 cm; ø 1.27 cm. Alternative view.Unique piece. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Mughal Gold & Garnet, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads, faceted pear-shaped 6-7mm garnet briolettes, 3mm 18K yellow gold balls.
Length: 60.96 cm; ø 1.27 cm

Alternative view.
Unique piece
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Claire Kahn. Necklace: Citrine Checkerboard, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads, citrine.. Length: 109.22 cm; ø 0.97 cm. Unique piece. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Citrine Checkerboard, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads, citrine.
Length: 109.22 cm; ø 0.97 cm
Unique piece
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Claire Kahn. Necklace: Citrine Checkerboard, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads, citrine.. Length: 109.22 cm; ø 0.97 cm. Unique piece. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Citrine Checkerboard, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads, citrine.
Length: 109.22 cm; ø 0.97 cm
Unique piece
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Claire Kahn. Bracelet: Holiday Lights, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads, faceted citrine checkerboards beads, London blue topaz, garnet, kyanite briolettes, cabochon chrome diopside set in 18K yellow gold bezels.. Length: 19.05 cm; ø 1.27 cm. Unique piece. Claire Kahn
Bracelet: Holiday Lights, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads, faceted citrine checkerboards beads, London blue topaz, garnet, kyanite briolettes, cabochon chrome diopside set in 18K yellow gold bezels.
Length: 19.05 cm; ø 1.27 cm
Unique piece
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Claire Kahn. Necklace: Chevron, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads.. Length: 109.22 cm;  ø 0.64 cm. Unique piece. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Chevron, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads.
Length: 109.22 cm; ø 0.64 cm
Unique piece
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Claire Kahn. Necklace: Chevron, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads.. Length: 109.22 cm;  ø 0.64 cm. Alternative view.Unique piece. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Chevron, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads.
Length: 109.22 cm; ø 0.64 cm

Alternative view.
Unique piece
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Claire Kahn. Painting: Coffers II, 2021. Ink and acrylic on paper.. 50.8 x 66.04 x 3.81 cm. Unique piece. Claire Kahn
Painting: Coffers II, 2021
Ink and acrylic on paper.
50.8 x 66.04 x 3.81 cm
Unique piece
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Claire Kahn. Painting: Topo III, 2021. Cut museum mounting board, poplar inner frame.. 104.78 x 83.82 x 6.78 cm. Unique piece. Claire Kahn
Painting: Topo III, 2021
Cut museum mounting board, poplar inner frame.
104.78 x 83.82 x 6.78 cm
Unique piece
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Appreciate APPRECIATE