MARTIN KAHNLE: LOVESCAPES
Modfellows Art Gallery / 3655 Trousdale Dr. October 8, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Modfellows Art Gallery presents Lovescapes, an exhibition of works by Martin Kahnle which explores the nature and humanity of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region. The series will feature a wide variety of vibrant illustrative paintings depicting the lush mountainscapes.
Inspired by the landscape paintings of David Hockney, Alex Katz, and Lawren Harris, Kahnle transports the viewer to boldly rendered forests and brooks. With thematic intentions, these works are meant to reflect upon individuals sharing spaces with nature. The vibrant colors and gestural brushwork suggest a sense of interconnectivity and serenity. Kahnle’s consistent incorporation of mountains, flowing rivers, vegetation, and weather is intended to invoke a sense of harmony and peace of all life on Earth.
Martin Kahnle grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia and began painting in the late 1980s. He moved to New York City, NY in 1995, returning to Atlanta in 2020 where he continues to paint from his private studio. Kahnle uses inspiration from his home in the southern region of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia.