Dog & Horse Fine Art is pleased to announce Kathryn Freeman’s exhibition, A Perfect Reality, October 2- 31, 2015. An opening reception for Kathryn and her beautiful paintings on Friday, October 2, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. will be perfect, with live jazz, epicurean delights and libations. Kathryn’s magical realism again creates splendid realities in which everyone yearns to reside. In her last exhibition at Dog & Horse Fine Art, all of her fantasy interiors found new homes, a testament to her appeal.
Color, light, patterns, animals, music, intimate rooms, mystery, romance, and fantasy are interwoven in these masterpieces. These elements imbue Kathryn’s paintings with warmth, welcoming and intriguing the viewer. The connection with animals is as important to Kathryn as it is to Dog & Horse Fine Art: we believe art should be uplifting and move the viewer in a positive way, like listening to the trickle of water in a fountain.
“I also try to distill forms – the figure, buildings, trees – down to their very essence. In doing so, I hope to give them an enduring presence and universality. I am interested in transposing the metaphorical into the literal, and I often use both allegory and symbolism to do so.” - Kathryn Freeman.
Kathryn’s career as a painter began when she lived and worked with her uncle, the American landscape painter Robert Jordan, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She had six exhibitions at Tatistcheff Gallery in New York City from 1983-2003. Freeman has also exhibited in London, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC and in Europe.
Shortly after her first New York City exhibition, in 1984, Kathryn moved to Europe. While living in Warsaw, Poland, with her husband, journalist Matthew Vita, she was inspired by the symbolism and allegory characteristic of Polish culture. After spending six years in London she returned home to live in Maryland, outside of Washington DC. Her love and fascination with animals has become even more evident in her later works.