Stephen Kasner's new works, which include ink drawings, prints, and oil paintings, are eerie yet strangely beautiful psychological landscapes. Symbols of nature and the human body appear throughout his work, creating avenues to express personal experiences and connect with viewers’ emotional struggles. His hauntingly familiar figures are poignant studies, often suggested through simple line work or in painterly shadows.
Kasner’s last exhibit in Cleveland was at 1300 Gallery’s swansong exhibition in 2006 alongside Douglas Utter and David D'Andrea. Since then he has shown internationally, extensively in California, and his paintings were most recently included in the feature length film “The Devil’s Candy” premiering in theaters spring 2017.
This exciting preview will serve as a dramatic re-introduction of his work to Cleveland.
On view through September 1, 2017.