Monday, August 20, 2012

Burlington, VT. "Face Time: Contemporary Portraits by Kate Longmaid"

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 23, 5:30-7:30 pm
The Gallery at Burlington College
Exhibit continues through September 18, 2012

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9am - 7pm

"Face Time: Contemporary Portraits" - Kate Longmaid: Artist Statement
"Through a contemporary approach to portraiture, I explore the rich terrain of individual identity and what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing and being seen. Working in the alla prima tradition, I paint largely from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and emotional depth in my portraits. From the privileged position of witnessing the other, I seek to convey the unique presence of each subject as well as our shared humanity."

inner landscape: summer, 24" x 40" (diptych), oil on canvas

inner landscape: winter, 24" x 40" (diptych), oil on canvas

Kate Longmaid’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums on the East Coast and in Canada and are held in private collections throughout the U.S. Longmaid was featured in the Women to Watch 2010 exhibition "Body of Work: New Perspectives on Figure Painting” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C. This biennial series showcases emerging and underrepresented women artists in the United States and abroad. Longmaid was also featured in the traveling exhibition, “Women to Watch 2010: Contemporary Figurative Painting,” curated by the Vermont Committee of the NMWA.

The Gallery at Burlington College
351 North Avenue, 2nd Floor
Burlington, Vermont 05401
ph: 802-923-2333

All images by Kate Longmaid