Carla Klein
29 November 2001 - 12 January 2002
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Press Release

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of work by Carla Klein. Comprised of several large-scale paintings, as well as a series of smaller pieces, Carla Klein's paintings feature compositions based upon architectural spaces and containers. Conceptually, they blur the border between painting and photography as Klein puts forth images that straddle the worlds of reality and fiction.

At once expressionistic and emotionless, the works are primarily devoid of the figure, or any clear living presence, yet the paintings reflect artifacts of life and movement. Previous paintings by Klein were based upon images of underground parking garages, bridges and swimming pools among other anonymous architectural venues that reference transit and motion. In this new body of work, subjects include images of airport terminals, planes, television screens and models of athletic stadiums.

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