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Thinking about December, and January and February and …

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. http://www.works-on-canvas.com

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      Sharon Kingston is a Northwest WA oil painter who uses the properties of her medium to create paintings that respond to both the atmosphere of her surroundings and poetry. This method of looking inward and outward and, in the moments of painting, finding her way on the canvas is her approach to creating paintings infused with poetry and the memory of landscape. The atmospheric element of her work is a testament to her desire to create spaces that are undefined, contemplative and allow room to reflect and accept uncertainty. Poetry, by nature open ended, is used both in the conceptualization of the work and as a part of the studio practice. The words of Rainer Rilke have informed Sharon’s work for many years, but she also turns to contemporary poetry when it resonates with her life. She uses layers of transparent color, reveals forms by concealing and unearthing pentimenti and suggests elements of landscape in her process.