Beals and Co. is proud to present a new series by Los Angeles artist Allison Kunath. Making a name for herself beyond canvas, you can find Kunath's geometric style murals gracing the sides of businesses at home and abroad well as making permanent homes on the skin of her most beloved fans as she specializes in custom tattoo designs.
In her first visit to The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, Kunath is excited to premiere her newest series of paintings. This work is an exploration of what Kunath views to be the single most important thing in this human experience: connection. Every piece points to different aspects of the word, such as connection to self, connection to others, and connection to nature. Kunath views each as equally important as we do our best heal the mess we've made of this planet, and to remember the ways that we are not separate from each other. It is only through the illusion of separation that we're able to let harm come to other humans, animals, and our environment.
Much of her recent work is on canvas and paper, integrating both soft, natural elements and hard, architectural elements. The work is constantly seeking balance between the two, just as our natural world seeks balance with our man-made empire. When a piece takes on a predominantly geometric approach, she is exploring the limits of simplification, and how our eyes respond by filling in the blanks. The two hemispheres of the brain are in constant dialogue as she plays with the balance between discipline and surrender. Kunath explains, “Although I can draw other shapes, right now, triangles are my thing. More specifically, I'm exploring the geometric fragmentation of form and how our eyes respond to the simplification. This style of abstracted realism gives me a chance to play with the architectural, as well as the organic.”
During the show executive Chef, Andrew Cooper, will present four different ‘bites’ to pair with four different glasses of wine. This is the perfect opportunity for the chef and sommelier to showcase what his restaurant, Terra, has done and can do. Everyone is welcome to attend “Wine, Bites and Art” featuring Allison Kunath April 29th from 5:30-7:30. After this culinary education Kunath will be present to talk about her latest series.