45 Sins On Exhibit @ ArtExpo New York 2017 (The world’s largest fine art trade show) April 21 -24 – Pier 94

By Kristie L. Smith Nikitin, freelance writer & art enthusiast Kris Gebhardt’s 45 Sins, is haunting, beckoning and endearing. Is it the call of the pouting lips and the warmth of the windows to this quiet soul? Perhaps it is the golden robe and regal head? Whatever draws the viewer in, when a title like […]

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FRICTION

By Kristie L. Smith Nikitin, freelance writer and art enthusiast One of Gebhardt’s personal favorites, Friction, is the picture of a larger than life gaunt character awash in black and blue. His left eye is swollen shut, cheek bruised and the dripping paint from his puffy mouth could signify a busted lip. Yes, this man […]

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What’s a Contemporary Artist to Do?

By Kristie L. Smith Nikitin, freelance writer and art enthusiast Art, it’s everywhere, and yet how often do we really pay attention to it? The industry behind the thought-provoking pretties is a $66 billion (yes, that’s billion with a “b”) behemoth that is traditionally a very exclusive, relationship- driven, face-to-face business. Pieces range in price […]

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Ain’t No Crying To Your Momma

Ain’t No Crying To Your Momma  Mixed Media 73″ by 46″ This Kris Gebhardt painting is a picture-book pep talk in mixed media. Whether looking for life-skills, business advice or lessons in endurance, this work fills the bill. No matter the situation, Ain’t No Crying To Your Momma is the nudge (read: kick in the […]

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Echoes Of Breath

Echoes Of Breath By Kris Gebhardt Mixed media 57″ by 43″ In severe cases of cardiovascular disease and other illnesses, when the heart is weak and the lungs fill with fluid, breathing becomes desperate and shallow. This is a raspy hiss instead of a seamless, white noise. Artist Kris Gebhardt is familiar with this tightrope […]

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