Redwood Curtain Theatre Gallery Welcomes Kay Harden
Redwood Curtain theatre is honored to host the artwork of Kay Harden. After living away from Humboldt County and not exhibiting for nearly three years, Harden has selected several of her vintage black and white, India ink drawings to exhibit in the Redwood Curtain theatre gallery.
Seen from far away, the images look like possible photographs, but these art pieces deserve a closer look. Harden creates her artwork by layering hundreds of thousands of tiny pen strokes to build complex images. Much like pointillism that creates a picture from thousands of tiny dots, Harden uses rapidograph pens and tiny lines to create landscape images that include California’s north coast beaches, forests and farmland.
Working from photographs taken as she explores the natural wonders in Humboldt County’s own backyard, Harden appreciates the changes that happen in nature over time. Ancient redwoods may appear the same from one visit to the next, but comparing photographic images from visits over the span of several years shows the small changes that happen over time. Harden’s work breaks images down to a collection of pen marks, but in the process she incorporates the depth of change over time.
The upcoming show at Redwood Curtain theatre features black and white india ink drawings. Redwood Curtain invites the public to the opening night reception for Kay Harden on June 6th, and occurring in conjunction with Eureka’s June?Arts Alive! festivities.
The Redwood Curtain theatre and gallery are located at 220 1st?Street, Eureka. Harden’s work will be on display in the gallery through the upcoming theatrical production of One Man Two Guvnors.