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LINDA KUEHNE
 
Chiuso II, Syms, Bridgeport, CT from the series “Hometown USA”,
Archival Inkjet Print, 2012, 34" x 24"

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

There has always been a sense of romanticism about the American landscape with its vast, wide-open spaces, meandering dreamy rivers and ever-expanding cities and suburbs. The photographs in this on-going series, Suburban Landscapes: Architecture of Nowhere, depicts the American Dream gone wrong and asks, does our concept of progress still apply or have we as a nation fallen behind, our infrastructures crumbling, our institutions bankrupt? We are at a pivotal moment when thousands of neighborhoods across the country will need to adapt in order to accommodate current realities. Will we leave these buildings to rot, thus affecting everyone else who lives around them? Or will we evolve, rethinking use, to create a new, vital environment?

I'm interested in re-interpreting these ideas and the landscape through a contemporary lens. More generally, my work deals with the idea of the sublime as it does or doesn’t exist today. I photograph vernacular, mundane objects juxtaposed against the landscape. The suggestive, abstract qualities of an image, combined with the literal, are what interest me. My work frequently contains geometric shapes, stark forms, swaths of color, usually a blue sky-- along with a flat picture plane-- that divorce the images from the illusory depth perspective one usually associates with photography and allows me to convey my ideas and concerns in an almost painterly, metaphoric way.

 

RESUME

I have exhibited my work continuously since 1990 in museums including the Neuberger Museum, the Hammond and the Katonah Museum of Art. My work has been shown in several NYC galleries including A.I.R. Gallery, Gallery 128 on Rivington and the Westbeth Art Gallery.  I received my BA from Sarah Lawrence College.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Suburban Landscapes: Architecture of Nowhere, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Dead Trees Give No Shelter, Solo Exhibition, Kean University, Union, NJ
2010 Road Closed. Solo show at the WPA Gallery, Cross River, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013 Screen Play: Hudson Valley Artists 2013 at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, June 2013
2013 Art of the Northeast 2013, Silvermine Arts Center, juried by David Ross
2013 Solos 2013, juried by Susan Cross, Curator, MASS MoCA, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2012 Different Wavelengths, Pound Ridge Library Art Gallery, PR, New York
2012 PhotoCentric, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
2012 Group Show, hpgrp Gallery, New York, NY
2012 90th Anniversary Group show, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2011 Crossroads, Group Show, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2011 Spin on Green, Group Show, WestchesterArts, White Plains, NY
2010 Language in Art. Group Show, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2010 …and Sweeps Me Away. Group show at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2010 Nine @ Silvermine. Silvermine Art Guild, New Canaan, CT
2009 Tri-State Triennial Exhibition. Katonah Museum of Art, juried by Nan Rosenthal, Katonah, NY
2009 Contemporary Humanism. A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2008 The KMAA at the Sculpture Barn. Sculpture Barn, New Fairfield, CT
2008 Annual Juried Show. Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
2007 Art of the Northeast. Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2007 Wish You Were Here. A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Art of the Northeast. Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2005 Wish You Were Here. A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Pieces 6. Gallery 128, 128 Rivington St., New York, NY
2004 Abstraction Redux. Hiram Halle Art Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY
2004 Sketches. A.I.R Gallery, 511 W. 25th Street, New York, NY
2004 Generations.04. A.I.R. Gallery, 511 W. 25th Street, New York, NY
2002 Landscapes that Evoke Hope, Inspiration & Wonder. The Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY

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