This exhibition explores Karla’s work of the past three years which is an embodiment of transition, and reflection.
Her latest series, HumanbeingbeinghumaN, explores and exposes the absurdities of the human condition. The paintings are presented like a play with each character secretly or publicly acting out different states of mind.
Earlier bodies of work, Remission One and Remission Two, relates to loss, grief, hope, and survival. The work is graphic, visceral, and specific. Through experiences, everything becomes either eerily clear or drastically grey. Hand gestures and the figure emote control, manipulation, and possibilities.
As so eloquently put by Martin Luther King Jr., "History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."
Karla insists “therefore, it is the job of the artist to not remain silent”.
Karla received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She has exhibited extensively throughout the Midwest. She currently teaches art in the Appleton School District.
The Regional Artist Gallery is located on the third floor of the Fox Cities Building for the Arts. It is open during all regular museum hours and is free and open to the public.
Feb. 6, 2015 5:00-7:30pm: Regional Artist Gallery, feat. Karla Lauden Opening Reception
The Trout Museum of Art
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
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Admission varies by Exhibit.