“SHORELINE SYMMETRY” – SOLO EXHIBIT AT THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART OPENS SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2018 FROM 5-9 PM
California Center for Digital Art
207 N. Broadway 2nd floor suite C
Santa Ana Ca 92791
(Los Angeles, California) – Karen Hochman Brown’s inspired art has redefined the possibilities of abstraction with digital media and continues that development in “Shoreline Symmetry” at California Center for Digital Arts in Santa Ana. The artist has departed from purely abstract compositions to examine her techniques among landscapes. To this end Hochman Brown has envisioned the landscape as hyperreal, otherworldly, and defying of natural phenomena.
In previous work the artist engaged questions about cultural identity. Her works referenced Judaic iconography with their six-point structures and formed the basis of the artist’s technical, expressive, and conceptual investigations. Currently, Hochman Brown’s subject has evolved to a broader consideration of the natural world and its irreducible makeup of fractal geometries. Comprised of multiple layers of natural imagery, Hochman Brown isolates and pieces together their disparate elements into abstracted kaleidoscopic tapestries. The artist’s painterly process utilizes various digital photographic editing tools and software in her meticulous manipulations of tonality, brightness, and saturation to create an illusion of depth.
Karen Hochman Brown received her B.A. in Art from Pitzer College, has continued to study math, and did post-graduate work at California College of the Arts and Crafts where her master’s thesis introduced Construction Geometry via Art, a Junior High School curriculum she taught at Pasadena Waldorf School. She continued to study the interconnections of math and art via technology at UCLA studying graphic design in late-nineties. Her work has been widely exhibited in California and the United States.