Alexa Kleinbard’s artistic project for more than thirty years has been devoted to addressing issues surrounding the ongoing degradation and destruction of our natural environment. She has always taken the position that we are in and of nature, never accepting the concept of nature as something separate from and controllable by humans. She has studied animals and plants in their native environment for decades, producing strikingly unique and beautiful images that comment on the natural world. Her work presents dichotomies of good and evil, despair and hope, destruction and healing, with a lyricism, lushness of imagery, and sophisticated sense of color and form that underscores and makes bittersweet the issues we face with the ongoing degradation of our natural environment. Through three series, ranging from oil on shaped birchwood, oil stick and graphite drawings on paper, and intricate collaged animals in ink, paint, and pencil, this exhibition presents the dichotomies of despair and hope with a lyricism and lushness of imagery.
Read the exhibition catalog, with essay by Curator Cynthia Hollis, artist biography written by Alexa Kleinbard, works list and over 30 decades of Kleinbard's work, available as a free download (please note, this is a large file size and may take a while to download) and to read for free online (for easier and quicker reading).
Join exhibiting artist Alexa Kleinbard for two 2-hour sessions in the art of collage. Kleinbard’s artistic work is devoted to addressing issues surrounding the ongoing degradation and destruction of our natural environment. She has studied animals and plants in their native environment for decades, producing strikingly unique and beautiful images that comment on the natural world. Using nature magazines, printed photographs, oil pastels, and paint, participants will make their own nature collage, with demonstrations and assistance from artist Alexa Kleinbard. Download the workshop flyer and registration form here. Or sign up for the workshop online here.
Free exhibition admission day! All visitors to the museum exhibitions can view all 5 galleries admission free!
Docent tour of Alexa Kleinbard: Twilight in the Garden by Education Director Anissa Ford at 11am. Included with the price of admission.
Alexa Kleinbard, Mountain Sanctuary on our Ridge, Songbirds Nesting at Twilight Series, 2018-2019, oil paint on birch wood, 48 x 60 inches
Alexa Kleinbard, Passion Flower with Pollinators, Remedies Series, 2003-2008, oil paint on birch wood, 36 x 60 inches
Alexa Kleinbard, Aucilla River, Deer, Florida, Corridors Series, 2011-2017, archival photos, archival paper, russian birch wood, 35 x 25 inches
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