March 8, 2005, Philadelphia, PA – An exhibition of recent paintings by British artist Kate Bright will be on view at Locks Gallery from April 1 to May 13, 2005. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, April 1, 2005 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. A full-color illustrated catalog of the exhibition with an introduction by Barry Schwabsky will be available. Gallery admission is free and open to the public.
Kate Bright’s recent paintings depict the familiar elements of landscape imagery as reflected wildly off the rippling surfaces of nearby bodies of water. Painted in matte acrylic with unexpected touches of high-gloss clear resin, the resulting scenes confound the distinction between image and abstraction. In his introduction to the exhibition catalog, Barry Schwabsky describes the artist's playful use of reflection as a metaphor that "turns the objective world of trees, air, and water into a subjective vision so all-encompassing as to border on the hallucinatory." This exhibition at Locks Gallery will feature seven large canvases and a series of smaller studies.
Kate Bright is a graduate of Goldsmith's College in London and since completing her studies, has been featured regularly in exhibitions throughout Europe. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
In conjunction with Bright’s exhibition at Locks Gallery, the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania will present an artist’s talk on Thursday, March 31 at 5:00pm (Meyerson Hall, room B-3). This presentation is free and open to the public.