"There's a "through the looking glass" quality to Karl Klingbiel's work. On "this" side, there is intellectual order, articulated intent and a sense of place. But step through and the glass starts to shimmer and liquefy. On the other side awaits earthy, yet otherworldly warmth- a dream state. It's not necessarily chaos juxtaposed with order- for chaise implies fracture, maligned discontent. Rather, on "that" side there's a muted, swirling bliss- a subtle but distinct free for all of color, motion and space which has the capacity to bend time. Karl's work invites us to get lost, to stare into the fuzzy bloom of the abyss without fear- to meditate and disappear into the source. It's the best a painting can do." - Drew Moss