March 17-July 10, 2011
MMA pacific street
The Monterey Museum of Art is very pleased to present the highly acclaimed work of local artist, Mari Kloeppel. Kloeppel’s is a remarkable story of someone who has understood her passions from a very young age: Drawing and working with animals. The character of an animal rescued, owned or observed in the wild serves as inspiration. She attributes the luminosity of her work to the hundreds of layers of oil paint put down before being satisfied with the flesh, veins or glisten of intelligence in an eye. Kloeppel then spends months using a fine brush of one to 10 hairs to add countless additional layers to achieve realistic hair, whiskers and texture.
Tulip, 2000, oil on linen, collection of Lisa Crawford Watson
Limited edition lithograph signed and dated by the artist available in the Museum gift shop March 17-July 10, 2011.
Mari Kloeppel is represented by Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA
You can find out more about Mari Kloeppel at Artworks Magazine.
MontereyNOW is an exhibition series presenting local artists who have made significant contributions to the visual arts. This exhibition series is sponsored by Barbara and William Hyland.
Image: Mari Kloeppel, Ojhab, 2005, oil on linen, collection of Philip and Sandy Cardeiro