Kathryn explained to me that her work is expanding out of the fire paintings into some new territory. Some of this work is green and looks at the fields in the seasons before burning. This may be spring and summer or harvest time...it may look at the plants or the creatures and people that inhabit these rural landscapes. The artist talks about being inspired by master's renditions of the landscape, specifically Rousseau.
(ps. The actual painting above has a blue sky, pardon the gallery iphone shot with a bit of glare...come see it!)
The painting below is another departure. It doesn't look at these agricultural landscapes but employs fire in a new visual way—a fiery sunset. This painting of anchored boats was a big favorite at KD's reception. I overheard many people wishing this would turn up under their Christmas tree.
About the (fire) work:
Wheat fields burning at night! Intense and complex color shifts to very quiet burning embers that sparkle, quietly as they slowly begin to burn out. Feel the heat, hear the crackles, hisses and pops, and watch the sky illuminate in an updraft of brilliant color while bidding farewell to yet another harvest.
(Please take into consideration the glare from the gallery lights on these images as they were captured by staff straight from the gallery walls. These are much richer in color, in person...come see!)
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