Two-Dimensional: Paintings by Natalie Klein and Jake Webster

November 1– December 16, 2012

Jake Webster, "Cheerios", Mixed Media, 24’ x 36”
Jake Webster, “Cheerios”, Mixed Media, 24’ x 36”

Natalie Klein’s paintings follow in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism where movement and gesture are central. Nature is her inspiration; landscape, seascape and natural objects are her subject matter.

Natalie has a B.F.A in painting from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an M.S. in Secondary Education from Indiana University South Bend. She also studied painting at the University of Notre Dame with Don Vogl, John Mooney and Doug Kinsey.  Her work has been exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago’s Sales and Rental Gallery, the Chicago Botanic Gardens, the Midwest Museum of American Art, the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, and the South Bend Museum of Art.

“Don’t Dig Here” is the theme of a new series of paintings by Artpost’s co-owner Jake Webster.  Some of this work was inspired by conversations with his grandchildren; others resulted from interactions with friends who posed for a series of portraits. Each model was asked to add to the painting by writing something that described them. Jake’s interpretation and the subject’s written word combine in a synergy that gives us a wonderful perception about each person.

Jake Webster is a sculptor, mixed media artist and spoken word performer who maintains a studio in Elkhart, Indiana. More information on Jake can be found on his website:

Natalie Klein, "Cool Convection", acrylic, 48” x 36”
Natalie Klein, “Cool Convection”, acrylic, 48” x 36”