Gallery Chat with Candace Kaller '79, Owner of Kaller Fine Arts
by the book
Works by Doug Beube, Andrew Hayes, Lisa Hill, Lisa Kokin, Emily Payne, Maria Porges, Wendy Wahl, Barbara Wildenboer with Candace Kaller '79, owner of Kaller Fine Arts.
"By the book" is a visual encounter with a written art form under attack. Books have become the latest casualty in our culture’s war on words, on what words mean, and how we use and imbibe them to acquire knowledge. The show’s eight artists utilize discarded books to create two- and three- dimensional art pieces whose unifying thread is an appreciation for the touch, smell, visual and intellectual heft of the printed word.
All the works included in "by the book," hosted by private gallerist Kaller Fine Arts in Tenleytown, DC, were selected both for their content and visual appeal. Their deceptively beautiful appearance is juxtaposed with an inherent nostalgia for lost information and a rapidly dwindling audience for words on paper. In a time when the term “intellectual elites” seems to refer to anyone who reads and when the meaning of both truth and science is being questioned, these works are a reminder of the beauty, poignancy and importance of sharing knowledge through a timeless instrument: the book.
Ms Kaller will discuss her current exhibition and we will enjoy wine and cheese.
Kaller Fine Arts, voted in 2015 by Bethesda Magazine as interior designers’ favorite local art resource, has been one of Washington’s best-kept art secrets since its establishment in 2004. KFA is a gallery and art consulting service located in a private home, offering designers and individual clients larger inventories than local galleries and the opportunity to see artwork in a home environment. KFA exclusively represents 26 national and international artists in the DC area.
Owner Candace Kaller has over ten years of experience in museum education at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the National Gallery, as well as prior ownership of the Galerie de Tours in San Francisco. Candace enjoys demystifying the art buying process, bringing art to clients’ homes and helping curate existing collections.
Members and their guests: $15