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A Collaboration with Kim Gilmour and Brian Dewan, Deena Lebow, Jesse Moore, Padma Rajendran and Robert Tomlinson
Dates: November 30-December 28, 2019
Location: Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main Street, Village of Hunter
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday & Monday, 11 am-5:30 pm; Sunday 11 am-4:00 PM
More Information: 518 263 2060
Image: Kim Gilmour
Catskill artist, Kim Gilmour, has made 15 ceramic bottles, 3 each for 5 different artists, to transform in whatever manner they choose. The finished 15 bottles will be the focus of Message In A Bottle.† In addition, Kim has made one bottle for ďmessagesĒ to be put into by visitors to the gallery.† At the end of the show the messages will be compiled into a ďfoundĒ poem and published in the February issue of the Guide magazine.
óRobert Tomlinson, Gallery Director
Message in a Bottle is a collaboration with five new friends, all of whom are multidisciplinary artists. I created these ceramic bottles as their canvas, and have eagerly awaited their artistic response. My work as a ceramicist is generally a solitary endeavor, and I rarely get to see what becomes of my work after it leaves my studio. To see others transform and breathe their lives into an object Iíve made, to bring their own unique message to it, is a wonderful honor and privilege.
About Kim Gilmour
Kim Gilmour has been making modern ceramic items for the table and home for more than 15 years. Her inspiration comes from the impermanence which exists in both rural and urban environments: she is equally inspired by naturally diverse shapes and textures of leaves, flowers, and stones, as by peeling layers of concrete and paint on city walls.† Working with porcelain and stoneware and forming the clay by hand or on a potterís wheel, her work shows an appreciation for traditional form and style, with an affinity for fluidity and the acceptance of imperfections.
Kim grew up in rural New Hampshire and lived in New York City for almost 30 years, working in the music and educational publishing industries, and for home goods brands such as Martha Stewart. She has studied ceramic techniques in Brooklyn, Manhattan, North Carolina and Nicaragua and is now based in Catskill, NY, where she has a studio and retail store.
Kimís work has been featured in group shows in Brooklyn and Cold Spring, NY. Her ceramics can be found in restaurants in New York, Maine, and California and in stores in New York and Tokyo. Her brand, FisheyeBrooklyn, is also carried by major online home goods retailers.