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it's not always black and white
A solo exhibition of paintings from Kimberly Kiel
March 20 - Apr 1, 2020
Opening Reception: Cancelled due to Covid-19, however we are open by appointment and encourage you to call ahead or make an appointment to view these spectacular paintings at the gallery!

Woodlands Gallery presents, "it's not always black and white", a solo exhibition featuring new work from Kimberly Kiel. There are no rules in this Saskatchewan artist's world of abstracted trees, flowers, and figures. Her fervent use of colour and texture allows us to indulge in the spontaneous side of life.

Working mainly with a palette knife and abundant piles of paint, Kiel shapes her impasto paintings into a world of dense forests, lush bouquets, and grand cocktail parties. She plays with light and depth by contrasting bold colours with pastels, and hard edges with soft waves. Punchy colours and sensuous oil paints are whipped onto the canvas with fantastic energy, creating images that leap from the surface, inviting us in.

Not always a visual artist, Kiel worked in financial planning for over ten years, and in 2003 sold her practice in favour of something new. With a creative background in music and dance, she tried an art class and has been painting ever since. Her work is represented by galleries across Canada and Switzerland and found in corporate and private collections across Canada and internationally.

all the good times haven't happened yet
as it goes
better than brand new
every other second
everything we know but forget to say
finding your own story 1
finding your own story 2
gallery goers #2
hoping the message makes it thru
in the light of the new day
in the undertow of a 1000 days
it is what it is, but it's not what it seems
it's not always black and white (version 2)
it's not too late to celebrate
no definition to contrast
outdoor pursuits
prairie home
ready to let go
rewrite the rules
sass & brass
taking a break
the most beautiful thing
time has no time to be nervous
we don't want to go home
while, all the while
you know who your friends are