Artist Ileen Kaplan

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I am a painter living in the glorious Finger Lakes region of upstate New York
The more I paint and observe the world around me, the more I am aware of the existence of layers. Nothing is opaque.  Everything appears to be composed of layers of shifting colors, light, and shapes, all superimposed upon each other.  This astonishes and inspires me. I often paint over colored grounds or older paintings, and I am always excited by the ghost images that peek through the layers of paint. These layers represent to me the depth and mystery of the visual world.   
In my paintings I try to capture everything about a moment in time:  the light, the feeling, the sense of space, the action, the stillness. In all of my paintings, I try to connect with the subject, so that by the time I am finished I feel like I have inhabited the scene. And I hope the viewer does as well.
State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY
West End Gallery, Corning NY
The Corners Gallery, Ithaca, NY
Yates County Art Center, Penn Yan, NY
Solo and Small Group Exhibitions
Spotlight Exhibit, West End Gallery, Corning . NY, 6/5-7/9/20
Gang of Nine, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY 1/3/20-1/29/20 
Spotlight Exhibit. 171 Cedar Art Center, Corning, NY, 10/20/19-12/20/19
Textures: New Work by Ileen Kaplan and Patricia Brown,  State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY 9/3/19-9/30/19
New Work: Ileen Kaplan , Agava Restaurant,  Ithaca, NY  3/19-5/19
Spotlight Exhibit,  West End Gallery, Corning, NY. 4-4-18 through 4-31-18
Luminous Worlds, New Work By Ileen Kaplan and Carol Ast,  State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY. 9/1/17-10/1/17
Essence, New Work by Ileen Kaplan and Michael Maxwell  CAP ArtSpace,  The Commons, Ithaca NY  November 2016
Color Notes,  New work by Ileen Kaplan and Patricia Brown, Damiani Wine Cellars, Burdett, NY June 2016
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