ArtTalk with Gary Faigin: Watershed Moments: The Art of Karen Hackenberg
Join host Gary Faigin as we travel to the beautiful Bainbridge Island Museum of Art to explore Karen's influences and inspirations, and discover the unique sense of humor behind her vibrant creations.
In her ongoing series Watershed, Olympic Peninsula artist Karen Hackenberg presents a light-hearted yet subversive approach to the serious subject of ocean degradation; a tongue-in-cheek taxonomy of the new post-consumer creatures of the sea. Painting traditionally with oil and gouache, she lovingly and meticulously crafts beautiful images of conventionally ugly beach cast-offs, creating a provocative juxtaposition of form and idea.
Karen Hackenberg first developed her connection to the natural world in the pastures, orchards, wooded hills and beaches along Long Island Sound in rural Connecticut. She earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design before migrating west to San Francisco. Her work appears in many private and permanent public collections, including the New York State Museum, Providence Medical Center and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (View)
550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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