Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present Abstraction in the Real World, new works by Karen Kosoglad. Re-examining her roots as a painter, Kosoglad explores gestural abstractions based on observations of the landscape and studio still lifes, while merging her long-standing focus on the human figure into a new body of work. Her expressive style, which employs contour lines, painterly marks, and a moody color palette of bright, warm colors mixed with dark hues, exudes a mysterious harmony and contemplative attitude. Regardless of subject matter, her bold compositions show a dynamic pulling and pushing between representation and pure abstraction, induced with unexpected syncopated rhythms of form and weight. Kosoglad meets abstraction in the real world—layers of complexity and emotion are revealed in her work. The artist directly observes her real-life subjects, yet unravels that reality into visceral relationships between organic shapes and gestures.