Louisiana non-figurative artist Ken Tate’s art explores the more emotional aspects of the human condition.
The impetus for the current work comes from the writings of Beats such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, the writing and short stories of Jorge Borges, the works of abstract expressionists Robert Motherwell, William de Kooning, John Chamberlain and David Smith, as well as the works of Robert Rauschenberg. Another influence is the art of cinema, especially in the framing and editing of film. But when Ken works in the studio, the art often has a “mind of its own”.
Ken’s work can be seen at the following galleries below. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as “House Beautiful”, “Traditional Home”, “Coastal Living” and “New Orleans House & Home”. His work is in private collections in New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Nashville, Houston and Jackson, MS to name a few.
Solo Show – Front Room – Work from Fashion Series – Reagan Hayes Showroom, New York, NY, September 15th – ongoing, 2017 Group Show – Work from Fashion Series – Anne Neilson Fine Art, Charlotte, NC, August, 2017 Group Show – Splash Exhibition – Ann Connelly, Baton Rouge, LA, November, 2016 Solo Show – “Decon + Dilemma” – Steve Martin Fine Art, New Orleans, LA, October 1 – December 1, 2016 Group Show – “Fifteen Minutes” – Cornel Art Museum, Del Ray Beach, FL, September 22, 2016 – January 17, 2017 Group Show – “Trifecta” – Exhibit By Aberson, Tulsa, OK, May, 2016 Solo Show – “Ken Tate” – Ann Connelly, Baton Rouge, LA, October, 2015 Solo Show – “New Work By Ken Tate” – Guthrie Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA, May, 2015 Solo Show – Fischer Gallery, Jackson, MS, April, 2015 Solo Show – Fischer Gallery, Jackson, MS, December, 2013 Group Show – 1st Annual Louisiana Contemporary Juried Exhibition – Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, September, 2012 (3 paintings accepted)