Angles and Eaves: Deconstructing Architecture

Delta by Five, 24” x 24”, acrylic on canvas

Angles and Eaves: Deconstructing Architecture features hard-edge acrylic paintings reflecting the architectural styles of California before the turn of the 20th Century. Karen Anable-Nichols creates colorful abstractions based off the angles and geometry of buildings using arbitrary colors to create an exciting juxtaposition between color and form.

Anable-Nichols’ fascination with architecture stems from a childhood observing her father acquire houses in which he altered internally and externally. In this exhibition she pays homage to her father’s neat and precise architectural renderings by utilizing hard edge precision style of painting. Karen Anable-Nichols graduated with a B.A. in Art from California State University, Northridge with secondary teaching credentials in art with which she taught for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 21 years. After retiring in 2008 she became the director of La Galeria Gitana, the first art gallery ever to be established in San Fernando.

Angles and Eaves: Deconstructing Architecture will be on exhibit in Gallery East of McKinley Arts & Culture Center from October 16 – December 1, 2017.

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