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From the foreword of Fragmented Beauty: The Art of Karen Kettering Dimit:
"When entering into the exhibition, Fragmented Beauty: The Art of Karen Kettering Dimit, the viewer is first struck by the strength and beauty of the work. Then they are enticed to look at the astonishing handling of the materials; fragments of carved stone; cleaved glass; dazziling minerals; manipulated metals; and splashed paint. As the viewer engages with the art, historical and contemporary references reveal themselves, and deeper meanings begin to emerge. Never didactic or preachy, Dimit's powerful, thought-provoking work may be read on many levels.
Although the works in this 20-year retrospective are wide-ranging, there is a formal and conceptual consistency. Dimit's art bears witness to the beauty and preciousness of our life force under threat from the destructive nature of the human condition. As she says in her artist statement, 'My artworks deal with conflicts inherent in the human condition that current events bring into high relief. Historical references are are contrasted with modern elements to express a collective sense of what we have become. I utilize materials that have relevance beyond the material's basic decorative function, striving to find the confluence of the narrative, process and material.'"
Press release for Fragmented Beauty: The Art of Karen Kettering Dimit, a mid-career solo exhibition at the LIC Arts Open Gallery in The Factory LIC, on view September 12-October 13, 2019, Richard Mazda, Executive Director
Some rave reviews:
"I have received Fragmented Beauty and can't seem to set it down!" - Burna
"...the catalog itself - the excellent photography (you are so multi-talented!), the many closeup details that are so important for mosaic work, the color reproduction, page design, paper quality - make it a thing of beauty and value, befitting the artistry and craftsmanship of the work itself." - Rhonda
"LOVING the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Deb
"It is so well done and the quality is outstanding!! I looove it! I will proudly display it in my house!" - Denise
All proceeds from the sale of this book are graciously being donated by Karen Dimit to SAMA. Thank you!