'Color Our World' At Asheville Gallery Of Arts


June 14, 2018

Asheville Gallery of Art's June show, Color Our World," will feature the work of Reda Kay whose use of vividly bold color and symbolism captures the essence of time and place. The show runs June 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

The gallery is located at 82 Patton Ave. in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park.

The artist's personal expression is her abstracted, mysterious landscapes. Having traveled to all seven continents, she says she has had a variety of colors, images and perspectives to choose from for her paintings. Her art materials are acrylic and mixed media on canvas, which allows her to incorporate rich textures in her work.

"I believe painting abstractly can be riskier and more challenging. Non-objective images leave it to the viewer to discover the content, which invites them to be more involved," she said.

Kay says she enjoys experimenting with materials, which keeps her excited about going into her studio. "I begin using a minimum of three colors from my palette, but my process is not planned. There isn't a lot of conscious thought to what I want to express even though I may have some vague unconscious idea about it," she said.

She considers herself an "accidental artist." Although her mother was an artist, as was her son, she didn't grow up studying art. Her interest began when she moved to Asheville in 1993 and took a watercolor class "for fun." She soon chose to study painting, attending workshops and setting up a studio in the home that she shares with her partner, Ellen.

The artist was juried into Asheville Gallery of Art in 2000.

"I consider it a privilege to have my art work seen, to matter, to know that what I feel, and what I paint is meaningful to those who collect my work," she said.

For further information about this show, contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796 or visit http://www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com.


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