Tuesday, August 10, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Interior Landscapes, paintings by Kathy Stark, Montpelier

Contact: Tracy Martin, Assistant State Curator

802 828-0749


Interior Landscapes, paintings by Kathy Stark

at the Governor’s Office for August and September

Interior Landscapes, a show of mixed media paintings by Kathy Stark, will be on display at the Governor’s Office on the fifth floor of the Pavilion Office Building in Montpelier from August 4th through October 1st.

A contemporary artist, Stark works with ink, graphite, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic paint, glazes, tints and stains. She superimposes autobiographical and stream of consciousness writing over tinted patterned papers including: wallpaper, maps, photographs, travel memorabilia, and newspapers. Stark’s use of repeat imagery, pattern and subtle coloration imbues her work with a rhythmic complexity that challenges the viewer to stop and take time with each piece. She credits her travels in Europe and Israel and years of living in New York City with providing the experiences that continue to inform her work.

Kathy Stark has had solo shows in Boston, New York City and Cleveland, Ohio. She has also shown her work at numerous Vermont venues including: Pine Street Artworks in Burlington, the Brown Gallery at Sterling College, the Vermont Supreme Court in Montpelier and the Chaffee Gallery in Rutland. Stark is represented in galleries in New York City, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts and her work is included in many public art collections. In 2008, Stark was the recipient of a Vermont Arts Council Development Grant and winner of the Audrey Hope Shirk Award and Francie Lieber Memorial Award.

She makes her home in Craftsbury, Vermont.

The public is invited to a reception at the Governor's Office in honor of the artist on Thursday, August 12th, from 3 to 5 PM. A photo ID is required for admission.

image: Deep in the Night the Deer Cry Out Beyond the Edge of Time II, mixed media on wood panel, 36” x 59”