KEITH KATTNER – An Art Study on Entropy
Diane Von Furstenberg SoHo features Keith Kattner, a Solo Art Exhibition to benefit the White Feather Foundation
By Siobhan Fenton for SocialNetwork.com
Photos by David Berman
June 6, 2018
"Entropy is the universal law where nature's tendency is towards randomness and decay. Civilization, on the other hand, is one towards creation and order. This uneasy transfer of energy between creation and destructive process affects everything we do and has been present since the beginning of time" - Dr. Keith Kattner
On a warm, lovely Wednesday evening, Diane Von Furstenberg brought us a vibrant, inviting, chic Spring collection with exclusive press, celebrity stylists and clientele. Debbie Dickinson, E.D. Enterprises PR and DVF Soho were honored to present Keith Kattner, fine art landscape painter. Keith chose oil as his medium to capture the emotional thrust that he feels is lost in sketching. Dr. Kattner shared, “It took me a considerable amount of effort to realize that the rules of art don’t always comply with the rules of science. I had to decide which set of rules would supersede the other.” The collection on display was curated by Debbie Dickinson.
Everyone was buzzing the racks with gorgeous floral prints in coral, yellow, millennial pink, turquoise, with hints of navy, sky blue, black/white asymmetric prints. Keith Kattner’s visions come from his childhood memories, sometimes during his young surfing days living on the north shore of Oahu, listening to the songs of Jim Morrison. His paintings inspired by his home in Rhineback, NY complemented the collection beautifully with its playful green pastures, his country farmhouse, and scenes sitting under a tree in some of his favorite parks, by the water on a sunshine filled afternoon.
Dr. Kattner comes from a lucrative neurosurgeon profession and retired after 30 years to pursue his passion as an artist. In the medical profession, there simply wasn't time for painting. He is a self-taught artist who created a new application of painting called “master your own self and follow your own instinct.” Keith has a unique eye for iconic landscapes using soft brushstrokes and multi-layered colors with warmed highlights, diffused lighting that allows you to feel a serene sensation to escape deep into the forest.
Guests in attendance included Tina Louise, best known for her role as Ginger Grant in the CBS television sitcom Gilligan’s Island, stylist Montgomery Frazier (the “Image Guru”), Anthony Haden Guest, Evan Sebastian Lagache, Daria Pietneva, Edgar Batista, Glampiero Rispo, Jocelyn Engle, Julianne Michelle, Linda Platus and stylist Siobhan Fenton of SocialNetwork.com.