Kim Sobel, 2016-17, “Harmony Derailed,” 59 x 59 inches, acrylic on paper – attached to cardboard roll.

KIM SOBEL, “SHIFTING SURFACES”

March 20 – May 1

Opening reception on Wednesday, March 22, 5:30-7 pm in Pegasus Gallery

Kim Sobel’s abstract paintings attempt to capture the ever-moving elements of nature.  Installations of painted cut-paper forms are composed directly on walls to create complex spatial patterns and gestural effects.  Drawing on moments and images from memory, Sobel’s calligraphic layers of line, color and shape reflect the spontaneity of the natural world.  Themes of organic growth, fluidity and motion are further enlivened by the real and illusionistic play of positive and negative space.  Influenced by the cut paper works of Henri Matisse, Renaissance painting, Surrealist imagery and ancient sculpture, Sobel’s fantastical paintings are truly memorable visual experiences.

Sobel holds a BA from Hampshire College, an MS from Bank Street College, and an MFA from Hunter College, CUNY.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally; most recently at M Fine Arts Galerie, Boston, MA, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT.  She received an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, and a William GRAF Travel Abroad Scholarship from Hunter College.

For more of Kim Sobel’s work, visit her website: http://kimsobel.com

The Pegasus Gallery is located in the Library on the first floor of Chapman Hall

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. when classes are in session.

When classes are not in session and during summer and winter sessions: Monday- Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.