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The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116)
Downtown Forestville

PHONE: 707.887.0799
FAX: 707.887.0146
MAIL: P.O. Box 844
Forestville, CA 95436

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Kathleen Thompson’s
Eighth Ocean

October 5—November 11, 2007

In her large and small-scale abstract paintings, Sonoma County artist Kathleen Thompson combines rich, saturated hues, bold gesture and biomorphic shapes to create spatial complexity and layered allusions. Her solo exhibition, Eighth Ocean, opens at Forestville’s Quicksilver Mine Co. on October 5th, and will continue in the Gallery through November 11th.

"Oceana", by Kathleen Thompson
"Oceana," acrylic on panel, 5" X 7"

Thompson, who currently teaches painting at the Wellspring Renewal Center in Philo, has exhibited her work in California, New Mexico, and on the East Coast since the late 1970’s. She studied art at the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Vermont Studio Center, and The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and completed her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute this year.

"Poesis", by Kathleen Thompson
"Poesis", (diptych), acrylic on canvas,87" X 108"

"Kathleen Thompson’s large paintings in saturated hues combine bold gestural abstraction with hard-edged biomorphic shapes to create special complexity and layered allusions. These could be considered female-identified abstract expressionism conjoining Shahzia Sikander and large-scale American painting, and decoration and structure."

—Review by Gloria Tanchelev, 2007

Kathleen Thompson's Show in the Gallery
Kathleen's Show in the Gallery

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"Alpha" by Kathleen Thompson Detail
"Alpha,"mixed media on paper,
108" X 144"

An Artist Reception for Kathleen Thompson will be held on Saturday, October 6th from 4—6pm.

More about Kathleen

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"Nile", by Kathleen Thompson
"Nile," mixed media on paper,
108" X 144"
John MacElwee & Philip Van Gelder
John MacElwee (bass) and Phillip Van Gelder (guitar) play jazz standards with a twist, October 2007