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"Common Ground: The Landscapes of Kim Gordon"
2002-11-14 until 2003-02-02
Plains Art Museum
USA United States of America
While journeying through the Netherlands, Kim Gordon was inspired to express its quiet streaming rivers, its countless church steeples and its simple beauty on canvas. Little did she realize that the Dutch landscape and that of her Midwestern home would have so much in common. Although on opposite sides of the globe, she found that both places share an endless sky, which dominates the prairie below.
Gordon is a plein-air painter, taking her canvases and brushes outside to paint the landscape from life. The artist stated, "As a plein-air painter I have a constant fascination with the way the world looks, with the way light defines and erodes form, and with the compelling tension that exists between the quiet of the landscape and the palpable vitality that flows through it."
Gordon received a degree in art education from the University of Wisconsin and has studied art at the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minn.
The exhibition is part of the ArtView program, which gives regional artists an opportunity to show a selection of their work in the museumís Cafť Muse, the Serkland, Ltd. and Xcel Energy Galleries and the third floor Studio 3. Artists interested in the ArtView program must submit a proposal, which will be reviewed by the museumís curatorial staff. Selection criteria includes artistic merit, appropriateness of the size of the work for the exhibition space and demonstrated professional recognition. The selection process is on-going.