Telluride Arts: Gallery 81435, Artist Talk + Happy Hour, 8/22

Telluride Arts: Gallery 81435, Artist Talk + Happy Hour, 8/22

Join Telluride Arts on Thursday, August 22, 2019 for an Artist Talk + Happy Hour featuring Micheline Klagsbrun at Gallery 81435 where her exhibit titled “Transit of Venus” is on display. Wine and light snacks will be available beginning at 5 p.m. Micheline will talk about her work and answer questions starting at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Go here for an in-depth story about Micheline Klagsbrun and her current exhibit at Gallery 81435

Klagsbrun’s latest body of mixed-media work on paper originated with a found object: a ledger containing observations of the 1874 Transit of Venus, a phenomenon that occurs every 243 years when the planet Venus moves across the face of the sun, twice.

Over the centuries dating back 5000 years to the Sumerians, Astronomers have tracked Venus’s movements and seen her as divine. The Transit of Venus becomes the entry point into a variety of inter-related ideas, celestial and astronomical, scientific and mythological, all of which became themes in Klagsbrun’s work.

The depths of ocean and cosmos are evoked through the artist’s creative use of cyanotype, a 19th-century photographic printing technique that produces deep indigo shades over which she layers drawings in ink and pencil.

“In this new body of work, I continue my exploration of the tension between form and formlessness, order and chaos. The systems of order and measurement that have been applied to the cosmos are balanced against the chaos that moves below the surface of the deep,” said Klagsbrun.

Micheline Klagsbrun, more: 

Micheline Klagsbrun is a visual artist whose paintings and multi-media work focus on transformation.

The artist studied in Paris with Alfredo Echeverria and at the Corcoran with Gene Davis and Bill Newman. She has exhibited widely, and is in private collections nationally, as well as in Europe and the Middle East.

Klagsbrun was born and raised in London. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, she received a clinical doctorate in psychology (D.C.P.) from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Subsequently, she worked at the Center of Family Research at George Washington University and for many years she co-chaired the Forum for the Psychoanalytic Study of Film and edited its journal “Projections”.

Klagsbrun’s published writings have been largely in the field of film and psychoanalysis.

Micheline Klagsbrun is president and co-founder, with her husband Ken Grossinger, of CrossCurrents Foundation (CCF). Part of its mission is to sponsor art that promotes social justice to heighten public engagement with key social issues.

In addition to CCF, Klagsbrun serves on several boards, including the Phillips Collection (DC), Transformer (DC), American University Arts Advisory Council (DC), the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School (NYC), and Telluride Arts (CO). Through the Corcoran Outreach program, she served for a number of years as a mentor for inner-city youth.

Her work is part of the stables of the  Studio Gallery, William Ris Gallery (NY), and Adah Rose Gallery (MD).

Gallery 81435 is a project of Telluride Arts. Telluride Arts promotes a culture of the arts within the Telluride Arts District, which contains a remarkable concentration of arts and cultural activity that engages artists from around the region and across the globe.  For more information find us online at, or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at Telluride Arts. 970.728.3930

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