Galletly Gallery is a dynamic ongoing opportunity for New Hampton School to work in partnership with New Hampshire artists, our students and the local community to bring art, artists, education and enrichment together on our campus.
About the Show
Where Beauty Dwells is an exhibition of oil paintings by Kathryn Field, with poetry by Timothy Muskat. The selection of oil paintings represents large-scale dramatic landscapes from Field’s life in Sandwich, NH and Sydney, Australia. Central to this exhibit is a series of 20 collaborative works between painter and poet photographer. These works will be on display at New Hampton School’s Galletly Gallery from February 1 – March 9, 2018. The public is cordially invited to a reception for the artists on Friday, February 2, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Timothy Muskat will read a selection of his poetry at 6:00 pm.
Art with Poetry
For the past three years, painter Field and poet Muskat have collaborated on a series of paintings and poems that speak to the “unbound beauty found in the White Mountains.” Kathryn reflects “seeing the landscape through his eyes makes me understand and experience extreme winter hiking. Tim goes to places most of us will never see, he experience’s weather and solitude to a degree that most people can’t even comprehend.” Regarding the process of collaboration, she states that “collaborative work requires listening and developing a sense of mutual trust…This willingness to make oneself vulnerable to another is invigorating and challenging.”
Kathryn’s paintings are bold. They push the boundaries of abstraction, while remaining anchored in the reality of time and space. In her artist statement, Kathryn states that “seeing is fleeting whereas painting is a more lasting, deep exploration into and documentation of the nature of life…I seek to explore the texture of vision, the subtle emotions of color and the harmony or discord in bold composition.”
Kathryn Field has been an educator at the university and high school level for 30 years and now teaches classes in her studio, Field Fine Art, in Sandwich, NH and works full time as a painter and sculptor. Her works are in many public and private collections throughout the United States, Australia and China. You can see more work at KathrynField.com.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Galletly Gallery is located on the second floor of New Hampton School’s Moore Center.