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May 16, 2014

'Landscape Paintings' to open at WKC

The West Kortright Centre's 2014 exhibit season will begin Friday, May 23, with an exhibit of paintings by Kamilla Talbot. “Landscape Paintings” will have an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by Brewery Ommegang and Hand in Hand Farm. The exhibit will run from May 23 to July 14.

For the last five years, Talbot has split her time between the rural and the urban — Harpersfield and Brooklyn. Her paintings are landscape based, many of them painted en plein air. This solo exhibition of her oil paintings and works on paper includes scenes of trees and ponds in the changing light at dawn and dusk of the Catskills, urban landscapes from Governors Island in New York City, and views of the rocky coast of Norway.

Talbot studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the New York Studio School. She has taught at the Art Students League and the New York Studio School and teaches at NYC’s National Academy. Her watercolors and oil paintings have been shown in numerous galleries in New York City, including Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Lohin Geduld Gallery, Kouros Gallery, the Painting Center and the Bowery Gallery, and she has had solo shows at NYC’s Bruno Marina Gallery and the Johannes Larsen Museum in Denmark. Past honors include a 2013 art symposium in Norway and residencies at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation (Maine), the Vermont Studio Center, the World Trade Center, and organizations in Newfoundland and Iceland. She recently returned from painting residencies in Norway and Italy and is currently the artist in residence for the National Park Service on Governors Island. This March she painted in Tuscany, and several of those paintings are included in the show.

For more information, call 278-5454, or visit The Centre is at 49 West Kortright Church Road in  East Meredith 

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