SmithKlein Gallery has brought in a few new artists. Take a look at some of the amazing works by these talented individuals:
Although Graceann Warn’s academic background is in urban design and classical archaeology, she decided to take a leap of faith in 1985 and become a full-time artist. She started out as an oil painter, but throughout the 1990s became best known for her assemblages. A few years ago, a 16-month-long commission to design sets for a major opera production, Orfeo ed Euridice, led to a shift in medium (as well as scale) in her studio work. Since that time, she has primarily been painting on wood panels using oils and encaustic.
Encaustic is a wax-based medium with natural dyes. Graceann’s present work reflects the structural logic of her architectural beginnings as well as her continued interest in archaeology and science.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the collections of Yale University; Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY,; US Embassies in Nairobi and Sarajevo; Pew Charitable Trusts and many others.