FOCUS with artist Irene Kopelman
Enter the weekend with an exhibition walkthrough by artist Irene Kopelman, about her solo exhibition currently on view at Witte de With.
For nearly two decades, Kopelman analyzes with scientific rigor the landscapes and ecosystems of remote places, or, at least, sites that are not easily accessible, from the volcanic islands of Hawaii in the Pacific to the mountainous heartland of Borneo in Asia to the Peruvian rainforest in South America. At each location, she develops a specific method of observation. Working on-site and spending significant time with her objects of study, whether these are tree lines or the colors of earth, Kopelman creates a system of representation that becomes the basis of her painterly work. Website