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Ambiguous Art

DATE: Thursday, November 1, 2018

END DATE: Thursday, December 13, 2018

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Taber Art Gallery, HCC Library

‘Nothing is ever what it seems to be’ – Artist Emma Kohlmann

Art by Emma Kohlmann is on display in the Taber Art Gallery

The Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College is pleased to welcome "Something I Keep Running Into," an exhibition of watercolor and sumi ink paintings by Florence artist Emma Kohlmann, now through Dec. 13.

The gallery will host a reception for Kohlmann on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a gallery talk by the artist beginning at 5:30 p.m.

"I feel as though, when I paint, nothing is ever what it seems to be," Kohlmann says in her artist's statement. "There is a culmination of actions that occur when the medium of watercolor and sumi ink interact on paper. Some of my brush strokes are unintentional and spontaneous. The result does not need to be defined because it is part of the ambiguous nature of my work."

Kohlmann lives and works in Florence, Mass. She received her bachelor's degree from Hampshire College. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at the Jack Hanley Gallery in New York City, the Nationale in Portland, Oregon, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Kit Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. She publishes her own artist's books, zines and has created various record covers for music labels.

Her work can be viewed at on or on Instagram at meiow_mix.

The Taber Art Gallery at HCC is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during regular school sessions. It is free and open to the public and located through the HCC Campus Library lobby on the second floor of the HCC Donahue Building, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke.

For more information, please contact Amy Johnquest, director of the Taber Art Gallery, at (413) 552-2614.

PHOTO by CHRIS YURKO: Watercolor and sumi ink paintings by Florence-based artist Emma Kohlmann are on display in the Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College through Dec. 13.