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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Thursday evening opening at Atticus Bookstore/Cafe in New Haven

Atticus Bookstore/Café
1082 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 776-4040
Katie Samuelson: A New Day
Through May 16, 2010
Opening Reception: Thurs., Apr. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Press release

Katie Samulson is an artist and interior designer based in Cheshire, CT. She holds an A.A.S. in Interior Design from the Parsons School of Design and has studied painting at the University of Hartford Art School. Her work has been shown in Cheshire, New Haven, Hartford, and Woodbury.

Artist Statement:

This series of paintings is a study of contrasts: of darkness and light, of complementary colors, of gesture painting and drawing. The work has been inspired by my personal experience of loss and recovery from that loss. It explores the conflicting emotions that ebb and flow day to day after a life changing experience: grief and joy, despair and hope, anger and acceptance. By painting in abstract forms, the content of each piece remains intentionally vague, leaving the viewer to understand it in the context of their own personal experience. Emotion and energy are created by the juxtaposition of opposing elements: dark and light shapes, complementary colors, thin washes and thick brush strokes, graphite lines and palette knife strokes. At the same time the work attempts to capture the ephemeral quality of light that fosters peace and healing amid the conflict.

There will be an opening reception for A New Day on Thurs. evening, Apr. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

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