Nancy Kahlow-Curtis “Rumors of Fate”

Ceres Gallery

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[Image: Nancy Kahlow-Curtis "In the Corn" oil on canvas, 44 x 50 in.]

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Nancy Kahlow-Curtis explores the feeling of “It is meant to be” in this painting retrospective. With a look into the past, one painting from each year was chosen from 1987 to 1997. The work for the show, Rumors of Fate, was selected with the question of the existence of fate in mind and through the use of dark colors set against brilliant light. Kahlow-Curtis has also tipped her hat to the colors of autumn and the mood of Halloween.

This retrospective explores the mystery of fate through symbolic form and layers of complex colors. Kahlow-Curtis creates stark dream like spaces to evoke the emotions that touch the transitory experience of being human. The dark floating underwater babies in the painting, Amniotic Ocean, and the raw meat against bone in, Bones and Wire, connect to the strong yet ambiguous feelings of where are we from and where do we go from here? In the painting, Loves Fate, the hands of the figures meet with the wall between them. Kahlow-Curtis utilizes a pallet of strong shadow and intense light to convey both emotional intimacy and emotional separateness while visually examining the myth of fated love.

Conveying mood through color and creating atmosphere through stylized surfaces and forms Nancy Kahlow-Curtis’s paintings in Rumors of Fate asks us to ask the question, “Does fate exist?” Is it determined by a mystical force or by the magic of cause and effect?



from October 30, 2018 to November 24, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-11-01 from 18:00 to 20:00

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