Lot 36: Tatana Kellner

Arcticum Lappa: Tenacious Leaves, Tenacious Memories
Photographic emulsion on painted burdock leaf
17 x 14 inches
Series: Arcticum Lappa: Tenacious Leaves, Tenacious Memories
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value $900-$1,200

BIO: Tatana Kellner is a visual artist who works in installation, drawing, printmaking, photography, and artists books. She uses these media to explore the visual realm and comment on social and political issues. Tatana has exhibited across the USA, Canada and Europe, with over 40 solo exhibitions. Recently, her work has been selected for inclusion in Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, the Everson Museum, University of Albany Museum, Dorsky Museum, Bowdoin College, CEPA
Gallery, Kentler International Drawing Space, Vassar College, Collar Works, Troy, NY, among many others. Tatana is the recipient of two awards from the Puffin Foundation and two Pollock Krasner Foundation Grants. Additional awards include two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, two Photographer’s Fund Awards from the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant. Tatana is a co-founder of Women’s Studio Workshop, an artist’s workspace in Rosendale, NY.

STATEMENT: This piece is a part of a larger series titled Arcticum Lappa: Tenacious Leaves, Tenacious Memories. At the time I was testing different materials to place photographic images on di erent substrates, and the burdock leaves were the most suitable. I responded to the tenacity of the burdock plant in contrast to the ephemeral nature of the leaf and contrasting that to the finite state of human existence.

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