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  • Thu, Oct 29, 2020 - Sat, Dec 5, 2020

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Adonna Khare's meticulous carbon-pencil drawings are showing concurrently with Against Nature, a solo exhibition of fiber sculptures by Rachel Denny.

A "live" drawing event with Adonna Khare will be held from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm on October 30th. Come out and watch Khare work directly on the gallery walls. Face mask and social distancing are required to attend.

Adonna Khare is an American master carbon-pencil artist. Her style has been compared to the photo-realistic illustrations of Audubon, but the surreal worlds and strange inhabitants she creates can only spring from her imagination. Khare's life-size works possess the scope of painting, but with enough detail and realism to give the viewers the impression they can step through the paper and into Adonna's worlds. Though she stays steadfast to her chosen mediums, pencil and paper, her work spans from 8 x 11 inches to massive murals covering entire walls. She says of her process, "I draw how one might sculpt," and the final artworks contain far more layers of pencil that the surface belies. A review of her in-progress pieces reveal hints of skeleton, almost as if she is drawing her fictional subjects from inside out.

(image: Polar Bears and Moth, carbon pencil on paper, 2019)

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