March 1 - April 15, 2005
Providence, R.I. This past year as the train sped from Providence to New York, painter Kathy Hodge, took hundreds of photographs from her train window. These images became the collective memory for a new series of oil paintings on exhibit at Bert Gallery.
For Kathy Hodge, the fleeting landscape from a train window is fertile ground for painting. The tracks, lights, and backs of buildings earmark the urban landscape. Hodge says, "It blurs past. At once, traveled through, but contained behind glass and silenced by the rhythmic sound of the rails."
On exhibit will be over 20 paintings and pastels of trains, their stations and passing vistas. In one oil of an Amtrak train, the canvas is electrified with color and a dynamic play with perspective gives the train speed and power. Hodge's prismatic style combines several viewpoints within one painting, allowing the eye to travel throughout the entire canvas.
As in past shows, her new paintings continue to take us to mysterious places that are both recognizable and reconfigured in time by her memory. Hodge has a distinctive style and fierce colors, providing the viewer with a dramatic vision of the world around us. For more information call 401-751-2628.
- The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 15, 2005.
- Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11-5pm, Saturday, 12-4pm.
- The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.
- The opening reception will be held during Gallery Night Providence, March 17th,, 6 to 8pm with an artist talk at 7pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public.