Whether she’s capturing flowers or flamingos, conceptual photographer KASHA McKee keeps her images real. And big.
Like most artists, her work has a particular imprint. You know right away they’re hers. #ownakasha and https://kashamckee.com/
And even with 30 artists’ works, art jewelry and furniture permanently on display at Palm Beach Art, Antique and Design Showroom, her stunning flower works are right up front.
They’re part of Women of Wall Street’s “Future is Female,” collaborative exhibit of women artists in a salute to Women’s History Month, on view through April 22. KASHA, who uses her first name capitalized professionally, has a permanent studio space in the showroom at 500 N. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth.
“Every flower is pieced together like a puzzle so they fit perfectly,” KASHA said in a closer look at the florals.
She calls the flamingos happily dancing in the fountain “The Celebration.” Bright blue and yellow macaws frolic in a tree setting of her own design. Horses from the Mizner fountain in Palm Beach provide the backdrop for her triptych. Elephants in an ocean spray is dubbed “The Arrival.” “That took two years to create,” KASHA added.
“My nod to my husband as a pilot is reflected in the ‘Power and Precision’ piece of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds,” she explained about a proliferation of planes in the sky with jet streams.
Like most artists, KASHA evolves her creations. Now she’s into metals as well as paper. But she didn’t come into her own until a newsworthy competition sent her into an interior design then photography trajectory. She started shooting bands, models, fashion and celebrities after a move to South Beach from Canada. “I fell in love, really fell in love with photography,” she said. “I never looked back.”
Her real “coming out” was a pop-up gallery on Worth Avenue in 2018. She moved to the Lake Worth space in November. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, closed Sundays and Mondays.
That evening, a group from Palm Beach International Boat Show was having a private reception. The venue can arrange receptions and private tours, said Angelica Sua, executive director. https://www.palmbeachdesignshowroom.com/our-dealers/
By Marci Shatzman