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Where I Live by Claire Kahn

Exhibition  /  01 Sep 2021  -  30 Sep 2021
Published: 06.09.2021
Claire Kahn. Necklace: Raven II, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads.. 109 x 0.9 cm. From series: From Where I Live. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Raven II, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads.
109 x 0.9 cm
From series: From Where I Live
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Artist's solo exhibition at Patina Gallery shows her mini-series which is a transformation of what she observes in and around her studio and home into visual inspiration, illustrated by beaded necklaces and bracelets.
From spring to summer, Kahn watches her pond and pastureland become a rich nature site for migratory birds. From the magpie to the rare and exceptional ibis, the artist has quickly become fascinated by the extraordinary variety of creatures that visit her intimate waterfront, In this solo exhibition, Clare Kahn presents her mini-series.

The extraordinary valley is tucked within the slumbering trees, spanning skies, the wafering waters of the Rio Grande, and amongst the Jemez Mountains in the distance. It is a land rich with traditional Native American heritage and history mixed with classic Spanish Mission art, culture, and architecture. The valley is also a place vibrant with plant and animal life.
 
It is here that the artist transforms what she observes in and around her studio and home into visual inspiration, illustrated by beaded necklaces and bracelets. Color and pattern become a reflection of intimate places in time as Kahn’s discerning skill unfold a world from her mesmerizing, pointillist progressions. 

From the magpie to the rare and exceptional ibis, the artist has quickly become fascinated by the extraordinary variety of creatures coming for a rest by her intimate waterfront.
Gaily nestled in the caress of gargantuan cottonwoods, aspens, and elms, Kahn captures the color of these many beautiful birds. Bead by bead and bird by bird, she masterfully emulates the fiery essence of the ruby-throated hummingbird to the eloquent, ebony-mixed sheen of the raven. 
Claire Kahn. Necklace: Ibis I, 2021. Glass, Bead. 109 x 0.6 cm. From series: From Where I Live. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Ibis I, 2021
Glass, Bead
109 x 0.6 cm
From series: From Where I Live
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Claire Kahn. Bracelet: Ibis IV, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads, faceted garnet, laboratory opal.. 19 x 0.9 cm. From series: From Where I Live. Claire Kahn
Bracelet: Ibis IV, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads, faceted garnet, laboratory opal.
19 x 0.9 cm
From series: From Where I Live
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Claire Kahn. Necklace: Mountain Bluebird I, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads.. 60 x 0.6 cm. From series: From Where I Live. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Mountain Bluebird I, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads.
60 x 0.6 cm
From series: From Where I Live
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Claire Kahn. Bracelet: Mountain Blue Bird III, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads, opal.. 19 x 0.9 cm. From series: From Where I Live. Claire Kahn
Bracelet: Mountain Blue Bird III, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads, opal.
19 x 0.9 cm
From series: From Where I Live
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Claire Kahn. Necklace: King Fisher I, 2021. Cylindrical glass beads, tin cones.. 109 x 0.6 cm. From series: From Where I Live. Claire Kahn
Necklace: King Fisher I, 2021
Cylindrical glass beads, tin cones.
109 x 0.6 cm
From series: From Where I Live
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