MIAMI BEACH, Fla.
- Sept. 23, 2019
-- Art duo KX2, Dana Kleinman and Ruth Avra, are sisters and artists who create striking wall art and freestanding sculpture together. Their work was swiftly put into the public eye with an invitation to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Biennale at the National Museum of China, running in conjunction with the Summer Olympics. Since 2007, their work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries across the United States and abroad.
Perhaps it was blood, or simply a similar upbringing, that eventually led to the coming together of aesthetics. Whether arranged in group installations or solo pieces, each work involves a sense of rhythm and mathematics. Not only does this reflect nature in its patterns, but it also ties the artists together as sisters, who were undeniably influenced by their mathematician father and scientist mother.
They are currently exhibiting in the group show 'New Industry: Contemporary Visions of the Industrial' at The Frank Modern in Pembroke Pines, FL. The exhibition opened on Thursday, August 29th and focuses on industrial aesthetic, blurring the lines between fine art, mechanical design and fabrication while also challenging traditional artmaking materials and techniques. New Industry is on display from August 29th through October 26th, 2019.
From a distance, the work looks sleek and high contrast with hyper-pigmented painting and shiny metal. Yet, up close the viewer is struck by textural multilayered paintings inspired by natural surfaces. "We tackle various themes through our different series, however the common thread is always connection and balance. We are focused on the solution, not simply illustrating the problem." The artist duo is environmentally conscious of their material choices, using up to 50% recycled aluminum and recycled canvas.
Dana and Ruth will be hosting a workshop at The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibition Hall on Saturday, October 12th from 10am – 12pm when The Frank presents Industrial Adornments. Under the guidance of artist duo KX2, students will discover a variety of beginner jewelry-making techniques, essential terminology and an introduction to basic tools and materials. A jewelry designer as well as a metalsmith, Ruth Avra holds a degree in Art Jewelry from the University of Wisconsin Madison and runs her own jewelry company, Avra Inc.
To learn more about the fascinating artist duo KX2, and for information on how to purchase or commission their work, please visit https://www.kx2art.com/
and browse KX2 Jewelry to view the duo's one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces.