L/L Gallery Exhibit: Rebecca Kinkead, “Dock Series: Recent Paintings”

This year’s first exhibit in the Living/Learning Center Gallery features Rebecca Kinkead, a 1990 graduate of UVM.? She will be exhibiting in the L/L Gallery September 8 through September 30. Although Rebecca’s undergraduate degree is in Political Science and French, she began her artistic career here at the L/L Pottery Studio. Caught by the lure of clay she went on to Mankato University, earning a B.A. in Studio Art. Her creative endeavors have led her to her current paintings. Her latest abstract paintings, “Dock Series,” continue her work that is rooted in memory. Rebecca Kinkead states, “The works collectively explore a specific location that has been inspirational to me. They are a record of events, experiences and emotions associated with my mother’s dock – the place I grew up. The layered imagery references childhood elation to present day milfoil infestation and waste from a neighboring military lab. The ‘Dock Series” is an exploration of the intimate connections between person and place, between history and change.” Rebecca Kinkead has been showing in the Boston area since 1999 and is included in the collection at Meditech, Boston. She recently had a solo exhibit at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA.? She is the 2003 recipient of a fellowship from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Republic of Ireland. There will be an opening reception for “Dock Series” on Mon..Sept. 8 from 5-7pm. The gallery hours are 12:30 – 8:30, Mon.- Fri. and 12:30 – 4:30 on Saturday. Rebecca Kinkead’s exhibit will be available in L/L from September 8th through the 30th.? Joan Watson, Gallery Director can be reached at 656-4150. For more information, visit www.uvm.edu/llcenter/arts.htm or http://www.rebeccakinkead.com/. -Press Release