Thursday, November 18, 2010
I want to ask you, as clearly as I can, to bear with patience all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were rooms yet to enter or books written in a foreign language. Don't dig for answers that can't be given you yet: you cannot live them now. For everything must be lived. Live the questions now, perhaps then, someday, you will gradually, without noticing, live into the answers.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Letters to a Young Poet
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Time flies when one is running a gallery. One exhibit folds into another and plans are being hatched for months out, yet at the same time I'm attempting to live in the here and now and paint. Lucky I am, though, to have such great friends who want to share their art in my gallery--which makes putting together an exhibit a downright pleasure. Up next, Jim Lourie and Kathleen Faulkner. Two fabulous artists and great people. Here is the poster for our upcoming exhibited called Landed along with a bit of info about each of the artists' approaches to the genre/idea of landscape.
LANDED, an exhibit of works by Bellingham painters James Lourie and Sharon
Kingston & Skagit Valley painter and jewelry artist Kathleen Faulkner will
be on display at Works on Canvas Gallery December 3 through January 1st. The
opening reception with the artists is December 3rd, 6pm to 10 pm during
downtown's First Friday Artwalk.
LANDED explores the concept of searching and finding one's place in the
world though artistic explorations of abstraction, material experimentation
and the revealing and concealing of passages of space and place.
James Lourie's abstract paintings express the rhythms, energy and organic
order of the land. His landscapes are more about poetry than place. Sharon
Kingston's atmospheric paintings find a new grounding in this exhibit. More
present is the element of 'land' in landscape as an intersecting body
between water and sky and as a metaphor for exploring the here and now.
Kathleen Faulkner's landscapes are stories of time and place. Each piece
has significant personal history and is part of an ongoing series that
allows her to re-visit for extended periods.
Works on Canvas Gallery is located at 301 W Holly Street, M5 in the Bay
Street Village Building in downtown Bellingham. Gallery hours are Tues-Fri
and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm or by appointment (360) 739-2474.