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14 March 2019 03:58PM


Art Omi presents GOLD by Katherine Bernhardt
On View March 16 – May 19
Opening Reception Saturday, April 6, 2-4 PM

Ghent, NY—GOLD, an exhibition of new paintings by Katherine Bernhardt, will be on view in the Newmark Gallery at Art Omi March 16 – May 19. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Seven large paintings of the enigmatic yet illustrious Pink Panther comprise this solo exhibition. The paintings here are not dissimilar to Bernhardt’s early work, which focused on supermodels such as Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss. Over the past decade, Katherine Bernhardt’s subjects have expanded to include pop cultural icons (e.g. Darth Vader, R2D2, Garfield, Smurfs, E.T., the Pink Panther, etc.), as well as more quotidian objects (cigarettes, toilet paper, MTA MetroCards, plantains, sharks, watermelons, tennis shoes, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Scotch Tape, ice cream, pizza, etc.). In GOLD, Bernhardt utilizes the Pink Panther as a vehicle to explore the vast spectrum of pinks made available through modern day pigments.

In conjunction with GOLD, Bernhardt has designed a limited edition sweatshirt, offered exclusively by Art Omi.

Katherine Bernhardt (b. 1975, Clayton, MO) holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Bernhardt has exhibited extensively in New York and abroad at venues and institutions such as: the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; Carl Freedman Gallery, London; and Venus over Manhattan, NY. In 2016, Bernhardt was included in Manifesta 11: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, in Zurich Switzerland.

Situated in the beautiful Hudson Valley in Ghent, New York over three-hundred acres of rolling farmland, wetlands and wooded areas, Art Omi presents the works of contemporary artists and architects, providing a unique possibility to experience a range of large-scale works in a singular outdoor environment. The Benenson Center at Art Omi is home to the Newmark Gallery, and a full slate of artist talks, concerts, readings, and dance performances. Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge.

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