Adonna Khare: Menagerie

Visions West Gallery

November 9 – December 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9th, 6 - 8 pm
Adonna Khare - Grizzly and Bunny - 2017 - carbon pencil on paper - 12"x9"

Visions West Contemporary (Denver) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, Menagerie, a solo exhibition of Adonna Khare meticulous carbon-pencil on paper drawings. Adonna Khare is an American master carbon-pencil artist. Her style has been compared to the photo-realistic illustrations of Audubon, but the surreal worlds and strange inhabitants she creates can only spring from her imagination. Khare’s life-size works possess the scope of a painting, but with enough detail and realism to give viewers the impression they can step through the paper and into Adonna’s worlds. Though she stays steadfast to her chosen mediums, pencil and paper, her work spans from 8” x 11” to massive murals covering entire walls. She says of her process, “I draw how one might sculpt,” and the final artworks contain far more layers of pencil than the surface belies. A review of her in-progress pieces reveal hints of skeleton, almost as if she is drawing her fictional subjects from the inside out.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205


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