New paintings, new show

WAG had the pleasure of working with Kenise Barnes Fine Art this spring: Our feature on Jackie Battenfield, one of the artists the Larchmont gallery represents, is in our May issue.

We’re happy to share the latest news from the gallery, the opening of an exhibition featuring new works by another of its artists, David Konigsberg.

“Heaven and Earth,” featuring new oil paintings by the contemporary Hudson Valley artist, will be on exhibit May 3 through June 22 at the gallery, with an opening reception set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 3.

“Heaven and Earth” marks the artist’s fifth solo show with Kenise Barnes Fine Art, which has represented him since 2007.

Here’s a bit from the gallery’s advance materials on the show:

“With this new body of work, Konigsberg revisits the eternal and fascinating relationship between earth and sky – between stoic landscapes and their influencing opposite: a troposphere bursting with activity and rapidly shifting intention and mood.

Konigsberg, an inveterate hiker, depends on the natural world for the captured and imagined drama in his paintings. Living in the upper Hudson Valley, which is still rural and agricultural, the artist is surrounded by mountains laced with foot trails; it is an ideal location for a painter whose compositions are a testament to the sweetness of lingering recollections and the introspective journeys they inspire. David Konigsberg’s work bridges the divide between art and real life in paintings that are both objective and conceptual and are a meditation on life and creativity.”

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment. Kenise Barnes Fine Art is at 1947 Palmer Ave., with a second gallery set to open May 11 in Litchfield County’s Kent.

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– Mary Shustack

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