Groveland Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Minneapolis artist, Kit Wilson. Using oil on panel, Wilson frequently her own neighborhood. With inquisitive insight, she focuses on the patterns of light and shadow on water and the shape of the land and sky surrounding it. Minimal in scope and including only essential details, Wilson’s work is an invitation to pause and consider place and season. Wilson writes:
“I’ve been thinking a lot about interest, awe, and wonder. Every morning when I drive my daughter to school, invariably I say, “look at that sky!” It is because the morning sky truly interests me, every day. Sometimes it is a stunningly beautiful sunrise. Sometimes, the morning is the most dense and somber gray. Both convey meaning. Both capture my interest.
“My paintings are of the views that I inhabit. They are of places I know intimately or discover anew. I consider earth, water, and sky. I revel in the way clouds and sky alter the light on the earth below. I am drawn to trees and rocks that punctuate water and push through a plane to vary its textures and present new counterpoints. It is all endlessly changing and fascinating. I stand in awe of it.
“I hope to convey a sense of place with my paintings and to inspire in the viewer a feeling of nostalgia, of discovery, of peace and of wonder.”