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On The Wall

"Over the Table, On the Fridge, In the Kitchen"

By Jennifer Kindell, Kate Klingbeil & Carissa Potter

In the Gallery: March 6 - April 26
Open Gallery Hours Thursdays 6-9pm

About this Exhibition:

The gallery at 18 Reasons is pleased to present Over the Table, On the Fridge, In the Kitchen, a group printmaking exhibition for March and April. Featuring Bay Area artists Jennifer Kindell, Kate Klingbeil and Carissa Potter, each artist created new works around, about and in the kitchen.

Using inspiration from farmer’s market produce, Jennifer Kindell creates large-scale, intricate screenprints of Northern California fruits and vegetables. Graphic in style and complex color combinations, Jennifer’s works are alive. The lush work asks for attention: directly reflective of the bounty she enjoys daily, each layer of the print comes together to create a harmonious color chord.

Kate Klingbeil, who primarily works with monotypes, has created new small scale prints of foods of all kinds: foods she craves, foods she’s tried while traveling abroad, foods from Oakland and most of all, foods she loves. Installed in a massive group on the gallery walls, the works fit together and play off of one another: abstracting each other and defining each other simultaneously. Klingbeil has also made sets of these prints as magnets to mix and match on the refrigerator.

While Kindell and Klingbeil created prints on paper, Carissa Potter made an edition of tea towels for the exhibition called For Tears. Potter is interested in acknowledging the roles that objects play in our lives and hopes to allow those objects to lighten spirits on hard days. The towels are to dry your hands, your dishes, your counter--but also to hold your tears and, according to the artist, other emotional messes.

Jennifer Kindell is an independent artist based in the Mission District. She has collaborated with local arts and community organizations such as Mission Pie and appears bi-weekly at the Mission Community Market.

Kate Klingbeil is a printmaker, painter and animator based in Oakland, CA. She holds a BFA in printmaking from California College of the Arts 2012, and currently produces monotypes and stone lithographs at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA.

Originally from Minneapolis, Carissa Potter lives and works in San Francisco. She is a founding member of Colpa Press and founder of People I’ve Loved. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010. In addition to the show, we are featuring a printmaking workshop with Jennifer Kindell. Join us!

April 19: Vegetable Prints with Jennifer Kindell