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HENDRIKJE KUHNE and BEAT KLEIN :Places to Remember Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art


HENDRIKJE KÃœHNE and BEAT KLEIN Places to Remember June 1 - August 11, 2018

SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.2626 www.sherryleedy.com 1.


Swiss artist duo Hendrikje Kühne and Beat Klein create intricate, multilayered collage compositions mining their vast collection of art postcards and posters as source material. Their passion for collage, with its distinctive elements of visual dissection and physical assembly uses materials carefully chosen not only for pattern or color, but also for meaning encoded from the history of art. The sense of place in their work is charged with observational sharpness and humor and the resulting astonishment of detail is panoramic in its sweep. Kühne and Klein were educated at the College of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland. They have been producing artwork collaboratively since 1998. Solo exhibitions and installations of their art have been held recently at the Deiglan Art Gallery, Akureyri, North Iceland; Graf & Schelble Galerie, Basel; and the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York City. Their work is held in a variety of international public, private and corporate collections, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Microsoft Art Collection and Zurich’s city art collection. Veterans of numerous artist residency programs, Kühne and Klein were awarded the Emmy Gifford Fellowship for their 2012 stay at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska. 2.


Towers of Babylon Collaged from Art Postcards 35” x 63”

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Painting a Vanishing Point Collaged from Art Postcards 20� x 27.5�

Right Painting a Vanishing Point (detail) 5.


Painting People in the Sun Collaged from Art Postcards 20” x 27.5”

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Painting some Mountains Collaged from Art Postcards 20� x 27.5�

Right Painting some Mountains (detail) 9.


Composition II Collaged from Art Postcards 27.5” x 62” 11.


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Painting a Way Through the Woods Collaged from Art Postcards 39.5” x 27.5” 13.


Painting with Rock Formation Collaged from Art Postcards 20” x 27.5” 15.


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Painting a Winter Road Collage from Art Postcards 24” x 31.5”

Right Painting a Winter Road (detail) 17.


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Hendrikje Kühne and Beat Klein 2018  

Hendrikje Kühne and Beat Klein 2018