Saturday, January 18, 2014

MORRISVILLE: Kelly Holt mixed media paintings at River Arts

Dancing Barefoot by Kelly Holt
Kelly Holt - "Where"
January 9 - March 9, 2014

River Arts Center
Morrisville, VT

River Arts is pleased to present "Where", a series of mixed media paintings by Kelly Holt, January 9 - March 9, at the River Arts Center in Morrisville.  There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The exhibit "Where" features mixed media work by artist Kelly Holt. Holt uses questions and musings on Paul Gauguin’s painting "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" as a reference point for the exhibition. Addressing how turbulence changes direction in a planned path, Holt's work asks the viewer to question "How did I get here?" and "Do we ever know where we are going?" Layering her surfaces on panel with acrylic, oil paint, graphite, oil pastel and patches of Japanese Kozo papers,  Holt builds the ground up, rolls over it, and scrapes into the images - leaving traces of history in the process.  Drawings question the human form through a lens of construction, proportion and fragmentation.

Kelly Holt is a Vermont artist currently exhibiting in galleries throughout New England. Holt has been involved in children's art programs, summer camps, and research on the creative process, teaching at the Portland Museum of Art, the Helen Day Art Center,  the Vermont Studio Center and River Arts.  A native of the Boston area, Holt received her BA from Boston College, studying studio art with a concentration in painting, as well as English Literature. She received her master's degree in Art Education at Johnson State College, where she completed research, thesis and studio work on art and identity.

The Common Space Gallery is located at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT.

The Gallery at River Arts
River Arts Center, 2nd Floor
74 Pleasant Street
Morrisville, VT

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Admission is free.

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