KIMIA FERDOWSI KLINE

LANDSCAPES FOR THE HUNGRY   KIMIA FERDOWSI KLINE  SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 16 , 2015

Turn Gallery is pleased to present Kimia Ferdowsi Kline solo exhibition Landscapes for the Hungry. In this exhibition, Kline unites for deep rooted desire to connect the east with the west, weaving the personal with the mythological, inviting us into her dream like a layered compositions. Kline and his family was exiled from Iran before she was born, reaches for her unseen heritage, not in nostalgia but in a desire for common ground. Lush strokes of vibrant oil on panel or paper her gardens are a kind of paradise where ghost-like female figures appear, questioning the relationships between nature and femininity, stripping them to their bare emotions. Kimia Ferdowsi Kline's paintings blend the familiar with the foreign with a gentle nod to globalization. Assembled from family stories, archetypal images such as the River Jordan and the Silk Road, and the ever familiar  turtles and pomegranates, flows through her abstract imagination as Kline connects us to our inner dreamscapes, turning foreign into the familiar and familiar into majestic. Transporting us through her sumptuous pathways Kline leads us to a core desire to connect with her own homeland, however different or familiar.