I wanted to let you all know I'm relocating my studio from November 30th through December 14th to the campus of Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. I will be open for visits during the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery's open hours! Please see the press release (below) for more details and come visit!:
DORRANCE H. HAMILTON GALLERY PRESS RELEASE
11 - 10 - 2017
November 30 – December 14, 2017
Open Studio Reception: December 7, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to host Kirstin Lamb, the Department of Art and Art History’s first artist-in-residence.
The Rhode Island-based painter Kirstin Lamb will relocate her studio practice to Hamilton Gallery for two weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday. During this period, Kirstin will share her creative process with the Salve community and incite new opportunities for learning and collaboration on campus.
Kirstin’s recent installations involve assortments of paintings, drawings and hand-painted props that she stacks, leans and composes to enliven architectural space. Portraits, floral flights of fancy, images reminiscent of embroidered sweaters, color wheels and Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs coexist in elaborate arrangements of pattern and decoration. She describes her interest in “claustrophobic saccharine spaces that overwhelm with sweetness, yet quietly chastise that impulse and its attendant guilt”. Her work is both intimate and expansive, exploring gender and craft through a devotion to hand-made details.
Kirstin lives in Providence and works in Pawtucket. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and literature at Brown University, graduating in 2001 with Bachelors degrees in both English and Visual Art. Her work has been shown in venues across the country and abroad, recently showing at the Wassaic Project in Amenia, NY, the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, the Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence, RI, the Lentos Museum in Linz, Austria and Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, PA. Kirstin's work is represented by Darger HQ gallery in Omaha, Nebraska. Current group shows include “Close to Home” at the Duxbury Art Complex Museum, “Scapes: Placemaking in the 21st Century” at the New Bedford Art Museum, and “Patterned and Arranged” at the Carole Calo Gallery at Stonehill College.
Kirstin Lamb will be an Artist-in-Residence at Salve Regina University from November 30 through December 14, 2017. On Thursday, December 7 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend an open studio reception with Kirstin. This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University. It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues. Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays. We invite you to visit us.