Wednesday, August 24, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Bunny Harvey at Korongo Gallery in Randolph

Listening / Vermont
September 2–October 12, 2011
Reception/Vernissage: Friday, September 2, from 5 to 7 pm

Bunny Harvey has been painting the familiar Vermont landscape for many years. Her observations, while primarily visual, include all the senses. The pieces exhibited here at Korongo are particular examples of work in which, she says, “everything around me animates my awareness; shifting winds, the songs of insects and birds, the scent of hay and manure, even the interruption of a distant chainsaw, all find their way onto the canvas. Watching and waiting for dragonflies helped me focus on sounds of the pond as they merged with my awareness of the huge variety of shapes and lights at water’s edge. The feel of my feet in the water, the aromas of changing layers of air, the sounds of the grasses—all these textures make the wait into a reverie.

Bunny Harvey paints in Vermont, and she has lived in Rome, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New York City. Harvey is a Prix de Rome winner, and has been a professor at Wellesley College for 35 years. With exclusive NYC representation since ’76, her paintings are in many private and public collections. Website/resume:

Korongo Gallery
18 Merchants Row
Randolph, VT

Image: Frank Gave Me a Blue Mountain, 2000, oil on canvas, 44" x 44"