Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Color and Curve, an exhibition of pastels and oil paintings by Vermont artist Kate Mueller, will be on display at Castleton State College’s Christine Price Gallery. The show opens on January 18, 2011, with an opening reception on January 26, 4 to 6 p.m. The show will have over 30 pieces of artwork. On exhibit will be figurative work, expressionistic landscapes, and portraits. Mueller’s work will be on display at the gallery until February 18, 2011.

Mueller has been working in oil and pastel since the early 1980s. For over ten years, beginning in the mid-nineties, she worked exclusively in pastel with the nude as her sole subject. Recently, she has been playing with shapes from the landscape and doing portraits, working in both oil and pastel. Art critic Anne Galloway wrote in a review that Mueller’s “bold pastel drawings . . . blurr the line between abstraction and representation” and that she has a “knack for giving her work an edge” with her unusual use of color and subtle shapes.

Mueller’s work is held in numerous private collections in the United States and Europe. She has exhibited her work throughout Vermont and in New York state. She was a featured artist at the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland and has exhibited at the Vermont Arts Council and at the Round Barn in Waitsfield.

For more information contact William Ramage, william.ramage@castleton.edu