Winged Energy of Delight

Paintings by Kathleen Thompson
Painting of a lotus by Kathleen Thompson.
Monday, Aug 22, 2011 to Friday, Dec 16, 2011
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
United States

Taking inspiration from Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “As Once the Winged Energy of Delight,” Kathleen Thompson’s recent work emphasizes the vibration of color. Combining references to flowers and natural elements with the use of fluorescent paint, Thompson’s work is not just an abstraction of nature but a bridge to a timeless place.

Kathleen Thompson has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the recipient of the Richard Diebenkorn Painting Award and the John and Ann Marion Painting Scholarship from the Santa Fe Art Institute. She has also received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center and the Montana Artist’s Refuge Award from The San Francisco Art Institute. For more information, visit the artist’s website.

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