The Painted Narrative
Paintings by Kate Winn and Sculpture by David Boyajian
October - December, 2015
About the Exhibition
The public is invited to a new exhibition at the Sculpture Barn at David Boyajian Sculpture Studio in New Fairfield, Connecticut: ‘The Painted Narrative’ will feature over 60 dream-like landscapes by South Portland, Maine painter Kate Winn. This momentous exhibition will be the first solo show in many years for Winn. A reception for ‘The Painted Narrative’ will be held at the Sculpture Barn on Saturday, October 24, from 2:30 to 6pm.
“I treat my landscapes more like portraits than snapshots of a place,” she explains. “Portraits contain both subject and observer, and good portraits show some evidence of that relationship. The places that interest me already seem to contain some piece of me, and I feel compelled to explore that resonance. I revisit them many times in my mind before I commit them to a painting. For this reason I could never be a Plein-air painter. We all see the world through the colored glass of our particular experience, and it is important for me to tell the part of the story that sometimes needs time to form.”
“Kate's paintings are in constant movement through dynamic color balance and composition,” says Boyajian. “Her vivid colors rise like the grasses in the marsh. You can see the elevation of atmosphere and feel the changing pressure and the lightness of time. Her paintings move like the shifting tides—they pull you in and well up inside, creating the presence of abundance and simplicity all at once. They have the constant presence of home and community, basking on the edge of summer light and shadow, where silence and calm become the poet’s dream.”
“Winn’s paintings are often described as poetic realism,” he continues. “She is a naturalist in a surrealist setting. Her paintings are a must-see at the Sculpture Barn this fall season.”
David Boyajian Sculpture Studio is a fully equipped metal fabricating studio and four-acre sculpture field located at 3 Milltown Road in New Fairfield, Connecticut, owned previously by sculptor Mike Nevelson, son of Louise Nevelson. The Sculpture Barn is the studio’s 3,000 sq. ft. gallery space. At the studio, owner and master sculptor David Boyajian, a widely exhibited and commissioned artist instructor, offers classes in metal, stone, and wood sculpture as well as bronze casting workshops. Classes range from four to 12-week curriculums.
Kate Winn is a painter from South Portland, Maine. Her acrylic work is exhibited at Hole in the Wall Studioworks in Raymond, Maine, The Field Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, and Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine.
David Boyajian Sculpture Studio
3 Milltown Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday / 12 - 6
& by appointment