gallery neptune & brown | WOLF KAHN: FREE SPIRIT | Washington DC | Nov 5 – Jan 7
November 5 – January 7, 2023
WOLF KAHN: FREE SPIRIT
gallery neptune & brown
1530 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 USA
Opening Reception: November 5, 2022, 5:00-7:00 PM
NEPTUNE FINE ART IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATION OF THE EDITIONS AND MONOTYPES OF THE WOLF KAHN FOUNDATION.
Wolf Kahn loved to teach; no doubt influenced by his teacher Hans Hofmann. Wolf traveled throughout his career for weekend workshops to universities to teach painting, pastel and/or printmaking. Wolf preferred short workshops. He was offered full-time faculty positions but described himself more as a “free spirit” when asked why he would not settle down in one art department.
For his own art, Wolf also immensely enjoyed collaborative short stints in a print studio with a master printer to create unique works on paper. The fast pace of making monotypes using a huge etching press, hundreds of inks and a large sheet was exciting. The final outcome was uncertain—often a pleasant surprise. He applied water-based inks in liquid and crayon form to a zinc plate. This printmaking technique is time sensitive as the image is transferred while the ink and sheet are wet. After a few days working with the printer, his FREE SPIRIT would return to his studio to await the dried monotypes for editing and signing.
Wolf was focused on intersections. The tension between order and chaos, the contrast between land and sky, and the opposites on the color wheel. He loved the drama of both color and light. These rich compositional elements are part of his breathtaking monotypes on view in gallery neptune & brown’s FREE SPIRIT exhibition.
Free Spirit, will be on view at the gallery from November 5, 2022 through January 7, 2023. For further information please contact Chris Neptune at [email protected] or call 202.986.1200.