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Karen H. Salup Is Featured Artist At Palm Beach Cultural Council Gallery February 16 – May 12, 2018

As an abstract expressionist, Karen H. Salup concentrates on the action of painting as opposed to a recognizable concrete image. The brushstrokes act like vibrations of color making her paintings come alive!  The public is invited to her exhibit, “Art & Decor” at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, opening February 16 through May 12.  She concentrates on canvas and works on paper, “avoiding the pretty.” Karen invites the viewer to experience what seems to be her private interpretation of her landscapes, with rhythm and imagery.  Salup has exhibited nationally and has won multiple awards for her work. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here.

 

 

KAREN SALUP

 

SOLO Exhibition

 

February 16 – May 12, 2018 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
561 471-2901

Parking is available on Lake Avenue or make a right on “L” Street and there is a free lot on the left.

This Event Is Open To The Public

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

 

Exhibit Runs until May 12, 2018

 

 

 

For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings. A native New Yorker, Karen’s work has been featured in several galleries and exhibits throughout Florida and New York with solo shows at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.  Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen H. Salup creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy. Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience. Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism to Deconstructionism to Abstract Expressionism.

 

“Dancing Waters” by Karen H Salup

 

 

Karen tells us, “As with artists of every era, I suppose I’m searching for a kind of underlying unity and order that takes into account the materials on hand, a method, and a fairly clear personal point of view. Form, space, content and especially the qualities of colour and light. As a painting evolves, I find myself making changes which when made, then reveal and suggest other possible directions. Thus, there is an ongoing shift of centers of interest, if not in the basic structure itself.  The works vibrate with color, come alive with brushstrokes, images fight to appear and references to nature seem apparent. The freshness of the gesture allows the viewer to feel the painting develop as though we were making the decisions to add, subtract, change colors and play with the space.”

 

“My Picasso” by Karen H Salup

 

 

Karen studied at CW Post and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Her mentor, artist and sculptor, Jerry Okimoto, motivated her to become an “action painter”.  Her main artistic influences are Jackson Pollock and Willem de Koonig.  Karen is extremely active in the art community, serving on the Board of Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), membership in the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and the Boca Raton Artist Guild Association.

 

 

“Fields of Gold” by Karen H Salup

 

Karen’s artistry has been exhibited nationwide, with many awards as well as SOLO and Group exhibitions. Her artwork has been included and reviewed in numerous national as well as local publications.  Karen’s artwork is in Corporate Collections of Reynolds Metal Inc., VA; Boston Corporate Art; Merchants Bank of New York City; Amalgamated Bank of New York City.

 

 “Untitled Landscape” by Karen H Salup

 

For more information about Karen’s artwork, please visit:

http://www.karenhsalup.com

 

 

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