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Jeff Kahm | New Editions

March 2020

Santa Fe Editions introduces a new series of prints by artist Jeff Kahm. Inkjet printing has been around for many years, but only recently has the technology advanced to such a level as to be able to produce prints of a quality that equals or even surpasses what can be done in traditional printmaking; displayed under museum conditions, digital pigment ink prints will not show noticeable fading for an estimated 100 to 300 years – surpassing many other forms of art. This fact in combination with the artists' ability to expand their ideas using computer imaging has created exciting new possibilities.

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Jeff Kahm: Contemporary Painter

June 21, 2018

Rooted in indigenous abstraction and modernist aesthetics, Plains Cree artist Jeff Kahm represents a national and internationally recognized presence in the contemporary native art universe. Kahm is associate professor of studio art at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has been featured at U.S. Embassies in Colombia, Africa, Canada and the U.A.E.; exhibitions in Japan and Switzerland; and locally at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from an emerging leader in the newest generation of native painters.

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Crosscurrents: Native American and American Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries

June 21, 2018

Rooted in indigenous abstraction and modernist aesthetics, Plains Cree artist Jeff Kahm represents a national and internationally recognized presence in the contemporary native art universe. Kahm is associate professor of studio art at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has been featured at U.S. Embassies in Colombia, Africa, Canada and the U.A.E.; exhibitions in Japan and Switzerland; and locally at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from an emerging leader in the newest generation of native painters.

Art New England Magazine: Special Museums Issue

May / June 2017

ON THE COVER: Jeff Kahm, Converse No. 5, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90". Created for Without A Theme, a showcase of seven premier North American artists and artisans at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center gallery, curated by Tawnee Growingthunder.

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Drawing Parallels: Artist Jeff Kahm

June 3, 2016

Jeff Kahm’s new paintings at Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art are simple but subtly energetic — bold abstractions in lines, bands, rectangles, and triangles. In one series of acrylic-on-canvas paintings, 22 inches tall and 20 inches wide, he explores one design using different colors for each painting. Composed of an arrangement of four triangles and a trapezoid, perhaps the dominant image is of a tricolored isosceles triangle pointed downward and with a different-colored background on either side. 

The Connected Edge

January 27 - March 11, 2017

It might have something to do with the hard edges of the mountains set against the sky, or those impossibly flat high plains. Whatever the reason, this type of work has not only held on to its relevance, but it’s currently making a comeback. A strong case for that return is The Connected Edge, at the William Havu Gallery, where a trio of artists — two from New Mexico and one from Wyoming — are showing compositions with strong linear elements.

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Art Ltd Magazine : CRITIC’S PICKS: SANTA FE/ALBUQUERQUE by Jon Carver

May / June 2016

Jeff Kahm, Plains Cree, born in Edmonton, Alberta, is at the forefront of this international contemporary confluence. Combining influences from the extensive pre-Modern history of stripe imagery and symbolism with early Stella-esque experimentation he has evolved a growing body of great paintings. Kahm’s new synthesis of form employs freedom and rigor a bit differently than does Euro-abstraction in general. The rules governing color choices, modulations of tone, and scale-shifts seem less proscribed than in Ellsworth Kelly’s work, or even Brice Marden’s, while the results are no less meditative, and actually, hold up better over time. They may well entail a greater depth, a more grounded backstory, and a more sophisticated sense of design. “Jeff Kahm: New Paintings” opens June 3, 2016 at Chiaroscuro, and retains visibility through July 4.​

 

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Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art of Santa Fe Welcomes New Artist Jeff Kahm

March 2016

Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art presents monthly solo and group exhibitions from our spacious new location at 558 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. We specialize in contemporary abstraction representing a focused group of artists working from a variety of perspectives including: Native American, Australian Aboriginal, and American Southwestern.

 

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William Havu Gallery of Denver Colorado Welcomes New Artist Jeff Kahm

November 2015

Established in Aspen in 1973, the William Havu Gallery, in its current location since 1998 is engaged in an ongoing dialogue through its 7 exhibitions a year with regionalism as it affects and is affected by both national and international trends in realism and abstraction. With a strong emphasis on mid-career, established artists, the gallery also shows emerging regional artists of exceptional maturity & quality in an AIA award winning, post-modern building.

 

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Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Biden Honor 5 Native Artists at the VP's Home

October 28, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, honored five Native American and Alaskan Native artists last night in a reception at their home in Washington DC. In addition to honoring the artists, the Bidens displayed a framed print from each of the artists on the walls of their foyer and living room. The reception was in honor of artists Tony Abeyta (Navajo), Crystal Worl (Tlingit Athabascan), Jeff Kahm (Plains Cree), Courtney Leonard (Shinnecock Nation) and Dan Namingha (Tewa-Hopi) as well as a celebration of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) and the Institute of American Indian Arts.

 

Art in Embassies Artist Reception

October 27, 2015

Dr. Jill Biden and the U.S. Department of State – Art in Embassies will host a reception at the Vice President’s Residence in Washington D.C. honoring Tony Abeyta, Jeff Kahm, Courtney Leonard, Dan Namingha and Crystal Worl and the Institute of American Indian Arts.

 

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Jeff Kahm: Works on Paper

August 20 - September 21, 2015

Beginning in mid-August in time for Indian Market and running through September, the store will feature the stunning work of Jeff Kahm (Plains Cree). His works on paper will be shown in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery. In his artist statement, Jeff defines his work as “…a fusion of indigenous motifs (stripes and geometric shapes) combined with the Modernist aesthetic.” Because Jeff is both an alumnus of IAIA and currently a core faculty member at IAIA, we are especially honored and excited to be able to display and sell his artwork. Jeff is the perfect contemporary Native artist to be exclusively featured this summer in the store’s Lloyd Kiva New Gallery.

Jeff Kahm Original Limited Edition Prints

2015

Original limited edition prints are available through Santa Fe Editions.

 

Inkjet printing has been around for many years, but only recently has the technology advanced to such a level as to be able to produce prints of a quality that equals or even surpasses what can be done in traditional printmaking; displayed under museum conditions, digital pigment ink prints will not show noticeable fading for an estimated 100 to 300 years – surpassing many other forms of art. This fact in combination with the artists' ability to expand their ideas using computer imaging has created exciting new possibilities.

 

All watercolor papers used are heavy weight and acid free 100% rag.

100% pigment ink is used whenever possible with pigmented ink used in some editions for extended gamut.

 

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Art in Embassies

Summer-Fall 2015

The Art in Embassies (AIE) Program was established within the United States Department of State in 1964 by President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie. President Kennedy had the goal of promoting national pride and a sense of cultural identity by displaying America’s art and its artists throughout the world. According to the program's first director, Nancy Kefauver, the group's original goal was to cover "those bare white walls in embassies abroad." Today the program places more than 5,000 works of art, including original paintings, sculptures and prints, in the public rooms of the ambassadors’ homes of nearly 170 U.S. Embassies worldwide.

 

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has been invited to participate in this prestigious program and has identified five IAIA alumni to represent IAIA and contemporary Native American art:

 

Dan Namingha (Hopi/Tewa), Tony Abeyta (Navajo), Jeff Kahm (Plains Cree),

Crystal Worl (Tlingit/Athabascan), and Courtney Leonard (Shinnecock Nation)

 

  • Printing at IAIA scheduled: June 15- July 3, 2015

  • Framing to be done immediately afterward at IAIA and the AIE’s copies of the prints will then be sent to AIE

  • Fall 2015 distribution of prints to U.S. Embassies around the world

  • Fall 2015 reception for artists in Washington, D.C.

  • Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 works on exhibit at IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art.

 

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Altamira Fine Art Scottsdale : Desert Mythos Exhibition

January 5-21, 2015

Guest artist, Jeff Kahm has four paintings on paper from the "Vernacular Series" in Desert Mythos exhibition.

 

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Hoop themes: Aboriginal artists explore cultural continuity and exchange

August 1, 2013

Jeff Kahm, an Edmonton-born Plains Cree painter and faculty member at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M., offers a subtle twist on familiar strains of abstract painting in Paradigm, his exhibition in Urban's main gallery.

 

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