Craven Contemporary is excited to announce its next show “Alex Katz New Flowers” opening Saturday, May 14th and running through Sunday, July 10th. The show comprises 7 new floral works by the artist which showcase his signature minimalist aesthetic with flat planes of rich, lovely color. Alex Katz is 94 years old and will have a major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in October 2022. His work is in many significant private collections as well as numerous museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Tate. This will be the fifth focused show of Alex Katz's work at Craven Contemporary.
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm and Sundays 12 pm - 5 pm.
WKND DRVR is the newest addition to Kent Barns. It is designed as a boutique venue for car enthusiasts and drivers. Kenise Barnes Fine Art and WKND DRVR are presenting a collaborative art exhibit in this new space beginning on May 20th. Opening Reception 5 - 7 PM Friday May 20th
The exhibition features 10 abstract acrylic paintings by Sam Posey. Posey who earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design has been a painter of his life, maintaining a studio while becoming best known for his career in the race car driving and sports broadcasting.
Wed-Sat 9 -4 pm
Sunday 9 -4 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Melanie Parke. On view from May 21 - July 3 with a public reception on Saturday, June 11 from 4 - 6.
Pastoral and bucolic still life settings emerge from my Parke's life. The artist reconstructs familiar interiors and filters them through the ideology of memory. Her subjects often center on flowers, birds, decorative objects, gardens, and domestic settings with the intent of creating safe places for pleasure. Parke utilizes sentiment to craft a domestic focus and seeks visual lushness by alternating tonal moods and vivid ornamentation.
Gallery Hours: Kent, CT: Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:30 and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 And by appointment
Kenise Barnes Fine Art
Carol Corey Fine Art
MATTHIAS MEYER - ALONG THE SHORES 11 JUNE - 17 JULY 2022
Opens Saturday, June 11th
While the natural world plays a profound role in Meyer’s work, he maintains a delicate balance in its portrayal between realism and abstraction. Within that world, water is the subject of inquiry – lakes, ponds, waterfalls, and often the plant life they contain. Both mysterious and revealing, the water’s surface reflects its surroundings and simultaneously offers a glimpse into a realm below. Enigmatic, distorted images of decomposing tree trunks emerge from the depths, while reeds, water lilies, and grasses thrive above. These organic forms converge to form a dynamic ecosystem, nature’s cycle of life, death, and regeneration.
Meyer’s painting method emulates the properties of water itself; diluted oil paint runs and falls across the canvas, investing the medium with the transparency and ephemeral qualities of watercolor. Meyer’s approach is not to literally depict his subject matter, but to transform its elements, interweaving images into rich, magical, dreamlike environments filled with the perception of water, light and color.
OPEN THURSDAY TO SUNDAY
11 TO 5:30
Please join us in Kent Barns for our Exciting 2022 Second Saturday Season.
May through October on the Second Saturday of each month, our park-like setting will be bustling with seasonal markets, unique events, and fun activities. See our list of regularly featured events:
10:00-2:00 Community Farmers Market & Swyft Shop
10:00-11:00 House of Books Storytime
10:00-1:00 Kent Flower Market at RT Facts (June - October)
11:00-1:00 Scribble Art for ALL AGES Under the Big Maple Tree
10:00-5:30 Art Galleries & Shops - New Exhibits and Inventory
12:00-3:00 Live Music Under the Big Maple Tree
Antiques, Art, Home Goods, Artisanal Gifts, Specialty Foods, Pop-Ups & More!
We look forward to the community coming together to support local businesses and artisans for these monthly events. It's a perfect, family-friendly event to enjoy on the Second Saturday of each month. Look for news about exciting pop-up shops, demonstrations, and author talks throughout the season on our website or give us a follow on Instagram & Facebook!