Abstract Painter Leslie Tejada Returns to Chicago for Floribunda Show at Gallery KH

Top Quote Leslie Tejada's Floribunda exhibition opens Friday, September 10, 2010 at Gallery KH in Chicago's River North Arts District. End Quote
  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) September 04, 2010 - Gallery KH is pleased to present Floribunda a new collection of mixed media abstract paintings by artist Leslie Tejada, opening September 10 through November 2, 2010. An opening night cocktail reception is scheduled for Friday, September 10, 5-8PM. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

    "We are thrilled to be hosting Leslie Tejada's new exhibition, Floribunda, her third show in 4 years. Leslie's ability to create meditative imagery through layers of paint is unparalleled. She has an incredible ability to evoke nature through what seems to be minimal detail, but is in actuality meticulously detailed. Her paintings are beautiful, mystical and enchanting. Floribunda, with its nature and floral themes, should be our most successful show to date" says Kristen Hagan, Gallery KH Co-Founder.

    States the artist, Leslie Tejada, "When a client at Gallery KH arranged for me to do a commission for her, she said she preferred my 'flowery' paintings, describing particular brushwork and layering she liked. I enjoyed interpreting her preference, and decided to pursue the flowery idea further. This has given rise to this Floribunda exhibition of paintings with a theme of exuberant growth."

    An Oregon artist, Tejada uses patterns, textures, and rhythms of nature to express the layering of translucent color. All of Tejada's paintings feature metallic and interference pigments, which cause subtle or dramatic color changes depending on the light. Freed from any specific narrative, quiet, quiescent spaces of beauty are created which invite the viewer to reflect. The artist has developed a personal aesthetic based on subjectivity, drawing upon imagination through experimental processes. As her creative process is non-conceptual, often a specific imaginary source of any one painting is as much a mystery to the artist as anyone else.

    About Gallery KH
    Located in the heart of Chicago's River North Arts District, Gallery KH presents an outstanding collection of significant contemporary artists working in a variety of styles and media. For further information on any of our artists, please visit www.gallerykh.com or call 1-312-642-0202.

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