RECENT PRESS 2021
Kelly McGee Curran resides in Studio 216. She borrows a line from the Beatles when wistfully longing for “places I’ll remember all my life though some have changed…some forever, not for better; some have gone and some remain.” Curran is able to conjure those places in pastoral paintings of nature and landscapes (pictured) as filtered through her mind’s eye. Somehow languid and lush at the same time, scenes of trees in a field or a forest by the river evoke a pure sense of beauty unvarnished from this heart of a painterly poet. She “pines” those memories on slabs of wood, often diffused through knots that transport her dreams and visions. Equally skilled as an artist of stained glass creations, Curran creates faceted fragments to filter the light of the seasons changing before you. Channeling her Native heritage, Kelly imparts those customs and rituals in enchanted walks with tribal elders that have handed down their wisdom and ways to share through her paintings.