Katherine Kurtz, In the Garden: New Figures at 3rd Street Gallery

In the Garden, 2.  64 x 48 by Katherine Kurtz
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015

This show comes from Katherine's love of painting the figure freely. The old Shaker song Simple Gifts says it best: "and when we are found in the place that is right/We will be in the garden of love and delight."

In this show, Katherine Kurtz returns to painting the figure, larger and more loosely than ever.  Often monumental in size, the paintings nevertheless convey an intimacy and a tenderness.

She says: The place that was right for me this spring and summer was my studio  and I found myself painting in that garden, turning and turning from image to image  with joy and with a simple conviction in the images that developed.

I hope viewers will find that these paintings resonate with their own experiences of life, its gardens, its seasons, and its delights.

Artist reception
Sunday September 13 from 1 to 4pm

3rd Street Gallery
45 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106