Katherine Bowling: The Presence of Leaves
Katherine Bowling: The Presence of Leaves opens with an Artist's Reception on Saturday , August 29th 5-7pm at Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties. Katherine Bowling's imagery uses the landscape to create intimate spaces. Inspired by the environment of upstate New York, her woodlands are illuminated by dappled light sparkling through a leafy ceiling. Often Ms. Bowling's paintings compel the viewer to enter this shimmering forest realm down a pathway away from civilization. Other images introduce the contrast between the decay of manmade structures and the grand, renewable cycle of the surrounding trees. And like Albert Pinkham Ryder before her, Katherine Bowling sometimes boldly paints a portrait of the moon with a silvery light that is in elegant contrast to the habitual golds of her sunlit forests. Although Ms. Bowling's paintings and prints are in the tradition of the Hudson River School, her expressive technique, quiet symbolism and masterful spatial illusions take the idea of landscape painting into the 21st century. Katherine Bowling: The Presence of Leaves opens August 29th and continues through September 27th.
About Katherine Bowling: Since her emergence in 1980s, Katherine Bowling has been well respected as an American painter and printmaker. Ms. Bowling has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship. Her work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and the Fisher Landau Center in New York City, the Orlando Museum of Contemporary Art and the Norton Museum of Art in Florida as well as the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art in Evanston, Illinois and St. John's University in Santa Fe, New MexicoMore information about the artist can be found: Artist's website: http://katherinebowling.com/ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Bowling NYTimes Art Review: http://bit.ly/ccakbnyt
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