Sunday, November 24, 2013

DONALD KILPATRICK: THE HIVE






The Butcher's Daughter proudly presents 
  
DONALD KILPATRICK: THE HIVE

Please join us for the opening reception  
December 7th from 5-10:00PM
 
This solo exhibition features over twenty new oil paintings on panel and intimately scaled works on gold edged vellum card.

The Hive presents a loosely narrative series that uses allegory to explore themes of authority, duty, and domestic civilization.





Working at the turn of the century, poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) completed the Duino Elegies that pondered existential purpose and the viability of salvation which in part is the basis for The Hive.

In a letter to his publisher, Rilke wrote:

"Everywhere transience is plunging into the depths of Being... It is our task to imprint this temporary, perishable earth into ourselves so deeply, so painfully and passionately, that its essence can rise again...
We are the bees of the invisible. We wildly collect the honey of the visible, to store it in the great golden hive of the invisible."
Created predominately in Payne's Grey, Kilpatrick creates an atmospheric, dream-like environment that encourages reflection, investigation, and longing for requited faith.

The Hive runs through January 12, 2013
SAVE THE DATE
Artist + Curator In-Conversation Event on December 19th at 5:00PM


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