Karen Hollingsworth Solo Exhibition
Karen Hollingsworth is known for her dreamlike arrangements of subject matter. Through the artist’s careful selection her subjects “speak” to one another, and to the viewer, in unique and unusual ways. In many of her painted interior spaces, she includes open windows that act as portals into an imagined world. Her airy “windowscapes” beckon viewers with the implied movement of air between a tranquil domestic interior and the beauty of beguiling landscapes (and creatures) that exist just beyond the window. For Hollingsworth, a painting is about the feeling it evokes. Although there are no figures present in her paintings, it is difficult to deny the implications of vacant chairs and beds (or open windows). These entities suggest a human presence that often makes the experience personal for viewers. Karen Hollingsworth currently lives and paints in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and fellow painter, James Neil Hollingsworth.