“Prepare for the Future”, artwork by Tatana Kellner.

On View: JULY 1 – JULY 30, 2023

150 Delaware Street, Walton, NY. 13856
Gallery upstairs, entrance on Townsend St.


In her fifty-year career Tatana Kellner has developed a vast repertoire of techniques; monoprinting, painting, drawing, collage, and digital imaging. Her toolbox of materials is similarly replete: she employs acrylic paint, oilstick, pastel, charcoal, photocopied images and textures. She mixes these methods and means in a try-it-out practice, working with instinct and experimentation. For Kellner, a work’s legibility in terms of techniques used is not as important as its successful effect overall.  Immigrating to the United States from former Czechoslovakia as a teenager, Kellner trained in printmaking, and later co-founded the acclaimed Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York in 1974—providing the base of her artistic practice.  Drawing from the affect and conflicts of contemporary culture, Kellner’s works are expressive and confident. Her paintings and works on paper capture the humor, absurdity and fragility of humans; engaging emotion without sentimentality. Kellner’s work breathes confidence in contradiction: whether abstract or figurative, maximal or minimal, each of her works reflect an artist at the top of her powers.