Sunday, May 22, 2016


"WEATHER " by Karin Birch May 6-29, 2016.  At NOMA Gallery  Here is a link  to the work in this solo exhibition.

Photo Credit: Wanda Remington c. 2016


WEATHER
by Karin Birch
The Weather Series is a progression of works inspired by the way layering of different patterns creates complex and unexpected landscapes. Using an improvisational approach, the beautiful dance of chaos and order plays out in these works through an abstract vying of stitching and paint.

I generally start each piece with color in mind, not thinking much about the imagery, and paint in a very free and movement-based way. This is a fast and fearless process that, when it dries, I come back to and contemplate while embellishing the surface with hand stitching and beadwork. The stitching part of the process is long and slow and thoughtful. The question I have of my work often comes back to meaning: what is meaningful in this work? Really, there is no inherent meaning; a cacophony of collected symbols and patterns I have elaborately arranged meets with the viewer’s imagination and their willingness to see. It is when this engagement happens that meaning can be found, when we connect our eyes, our thoughts, and our feelings.



Friday, May 13, 2016

"WEATHER"


This Sunday at 2pm I'll be doing an artist talk about my current exhibition "WEATHER", at NOMA gallery in Frederick, MD.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

"(My Old House)" and details.



"(My Old House)". 30" x 30", hand embroidery and beadwork on acrylic painted linen.
All rights reserved. c. Karin Birch 2016.

"Tether" and details.



"Tether" 11" x 17", hand embroidery and beadwork on acrylic painted linen.
All rights reserved. c. Karin Birch 2016.

"Self" and details.




"Self" 11" x 17", hand embroidery and beadwork on acrylic painted linen.
All rights reserved. c. Karin Birch 2016.

"Parallel in Tandem" and details.


"Parallel in Tandem" 11" x 17", hand embroidery and beadwork on acrylic painted linen.
All rights reserved. c. Karin Birch 2016.

"Storm" and details.



"Storm" 11" x 17", hand embroidery and beadwork on acylic painted linen.
All rights reserved, c. Karin Birch 2016.

Friday, January 15, 2016

5 of 6


"5 of 6" Hand embroidery, beadwork and dye on linen. All rights reserved c. Karin Birch 2016


Detail of "5 of 6"