The Griffin Museum at Greater Boston Stage Company
The Emotional Landscape
July 31-October 9, 2018
Reception September 26, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm
All of us have a deep connection to certain places. We see these places not as they are, but idealize them through our memories.
I draw my inspiration from 19th century landscape painting ranging from Thomas Cole, George Innes and The Hudson River School painters to Caspar David Friedrich. Similar to these painters, I interpret the landscape and how it affects me emotionally and spiritually. My approach is not about capturing reality, but creating a neo-Romantic world reflective of my memory and imagination.
Thomas Cole believed humans must commune in “pure nature.” Walking in nature is an integral part of my creative process, and forms my point of view. The act of walking allows me to experience the nuances of light, weather and time. It becomes a form of meditation.
All of these landscapes were captured with my iPhone while walking through these special places. Like a painter, I manipulate these images through the layering of textures and colors to express my emotional response to a landscape that exists only in my memory. -KK
Karen Klinedinst is an artist and graphic designer based in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally from central Pennsylvania,
she spent much of her childhood painting and drawing the landscape around her. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. For over 20 years, she has maintained a fine art photography practice focused on place, nature, and the environment.
Her landscapes have been exhibited widely, including: Massoni Art Gallery, Fleckenstein Gallery, South x Southeast Photo Gallery, Adkins Arboretum, Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. Her work is in the collection of the National Park Service, and numerous private collections.
She was a 2004 Platte Clove artist-in-residence at the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development, and a 2006 National Park Service artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. In 2015, was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.
She teaches iPhone Photography workshops at the Creative Alliance, Adkins Arboretum, Johns Hopkins University’s Odyssey Program, and at her Baltimore studio.
The Griffin Museum’s Atelier Gallery at Greater Boston Stage Company is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-6 p.m., and one hour before each theater performance. The gallery can be accessed through Greater Boston Stage Company's lobby at 395 Main Street in Stoneham, MA.
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ABOUT THE GRIFFIN MUSEUM
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: the Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world's leading photographers; the Atelier Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists; and the Griffin Gallery, home to the extensive archives of Museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin. For more on the Griffin Museum of Photography, visit www.griffinmuseum.org.