Opening Reception: Karen Rifas
Join us for the opening of Karen Rifas: Deceptive Constructions.
Members-only preview from 6 – 8 PM. Opened to the public at 8 PM with museum admission.
For more than thirty years, Miami-based artist Karen Rifas has amassed a body of work that endeavors to understand and re-imagine space. Well known for her minimal cord and leaf installations, and precise, methodical line drawings, in 2016, Rifas began a focused exploration into the constructive possibilities of color. Employing densely hued shapes and irregular lines, Rifas creates spaces that oscillate between the two- and three-dimensional. Deceptive Constructions surveys this recent body of work for the the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in over 10 years. Through variegated floor and sculptural installations, works on paper, and wood panel, Rifas uses a concise language of richly contrasted color to alter our perception of space.
Image: Karen Rifas, 9020, 2017, acrylic on paper, 45 x 45 in. Photography by Frank Casale. Image courtesy of the artist and Emerson Dorsch.