For our second major exhibit of 2012, Corridan Gallery is very proud to present “A Larger View”. This exhibit features recent Landscape Oil Paintings and the release of key Limited Editions by Santa Barbara artist Karen Fedderson. The medium to large sized works focus on areas from Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez to Santa Cruz.
“Autumn Reflection” depicts a gentle fall afternoon by the Santa Ynez River. Its size of 4’2” x 6’8” makes a stunning impact. “Paradise Canyon” casts its view through a tree lined pass down into the gorge of the Santa Ynez River and further up to ridges of the Santa Ynez Mountain Range.This is another example of how the scale and scope of Karen Fedderson’s paintings set them apart from other landscapes. Lastyear was busy one for Karen Fedderson. She was commissioned to paint two large “landmark” paintings for the new Cottage Hospital main lobby. She set up a new studio in her Carpinteria home to work on one of the paintings, while she completed the other in her Santa Barbara Studio. These two Triptych paintings are each 6’8” high and 20’ wide. “Peace, A Quiet Evening” shows a panoramic view overlooking Santa Barbara’s West side and State Street with the Santa Ynez Range catching the colors of sundown in the background. The other Triptych, “Hope, A New Day” depicts a bright early morning after a storm on the Santa Barbara Coast. From Stearn’s Wharf one sees all of East Beach with Ortega Hill, Rincon Peak and Carpinteria beyond. In the far distance Boney Ridge and Point Mugu in Ventura County, 50 miles away, complete this “Larger View”.
After installing these iconic paintings 19 feet above the floor of the lobby, Karen went on to create Limited Edition archival pigment prints on canvas, up to 10 feet in length, based on these beautiful paintings. The maquette of “Hope, A New Day”, submitted for the cottage Hospital competition, will be in the show as well.
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