Nature / Nurture  by Layne Kleinart

Nature / Nurture by Layne Kleinart


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ZINC contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of selected works by Layne Kleinart. Nature/Nurture conceptualizes the artist’s fascination with the subtlety of human behavior and psychology; the secret story revealed through mere gesture, expression, and color. Enlightened by the Madonna and Child imagery encountered while travelling in Portugal, Kleinart entered a period of figurative work that has become a hallmark of her career. Using a monotype printmaking process to make multiple prints on paper, remnants of shapes and figures emerge, allowing the artist to build upon a narrative of curiosity and discovery that impresses upon us in childhood. Her Gauguin-esque landscapes explore temptations and feverish tensions of the human experience and the rapid undercurrent of adolescence. Kleinart lives and works in Seattle. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington and a BFA in Painting from the University of Hawaii. Her work has been shown across the United States and Mexico. Her work is in private and corporate collections in the U.S., England, Mexico and Japan.