In her second solo show at Goodwin Fine Art, Kimberlee Sullivan exhibits a new collection of abstracted works inspired by atmospheric conditions. As with her earlier paintings, Sullivan’s visual distillation of weather patterns is rendered through pigment overlaid with gestural arcs or spirals. The application of resin to the surface creates depth along with surface variation that modulates between slick-glossy to matte. The current exhibition also offers a series of sketch-like works on paper installed in a grid pattern. The pieces are a continuation of her close-up observations of nature and her long-term interest in the great plains of Colorado and North America. Sullivan's ongoing preoccupation with cloud formations, atmospheric color shifts, and severe weather conditions are implicit in her approach to these intimately-scaled, notational works on paper.
Kimberlee Sullivan received an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1994. She has exhibited extensively in Colorado since 1991, and also in Mexico at the Governors Palace, Tlaxcala, and at the Casa de La Cultura, Oaxaca, Mexico. Her most recent exhibition at Goodwin Fine Arts was Weather Occlusion in 2014. A long-term member of Edge Gallery in Denver, she was included in the 2009 Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute: 1976-2009 exhibition at RedLine, Denver. Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections.