Deborah Kahn – Paintings and Drawings 

Exhibit Dates: April 26 – May 21, 2022 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 3:00 – 6:00 pm 

Bowery Gallery is pleased to present Deborah Kahn in a show of her recent paintings and drawings. She is a process painter who constructs figures and places simultaneously. Forms in her paintings move from one reality to another. Figures appear believable yet illusive; they move between male, female and animal; objects are namable and unnamable; places seem real and unreal. She creates worlds that go beyond the canvas because they appear to have no beginning and no end. For Kahn, fluctuating space is a metaphor for the mind’s fluid movement between the conscious and the unconscious. 

Gold Light in Blue Room, oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, 2018

In addition to the Bowery Gallery, Kahn shows at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA. She also exhibited her work at the Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, from 2010-2020.  Having shown throughout the United States, her exhibitions include solo shows in Tacoma, WA; Dayton OH; Watertown, CT; Augusta, GA; Hanover, NH; and Washington D.C. She has been in numerous group exhibitions, including exhibitions at the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY and the Toyota Municipal Museum, Nagoya, Japan. 

Still, oil on canvas, 38″ x 36″, 2019

Yawing, oil on canvas, 26″ x 20″, 2019

In 2004 Kahn was a recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her work has been reviewed in The Washington Post, Hartford Courant, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Art in America. Kahn’s 2015 Bowery Gallery exhibition was reviewed by John Goodrich in and in 2019, she was featured in an interview in Painting Perceptions

Show Catalog

Gallery hours are 11 AM to 6 PM Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or 

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