Angles of light, shadows and reflections found me in a separate dimension of observation in the studio at Vivenda Santa Iria, in Penedo, an ancient village in Portugal. This light has revealed itself in my work repeatedly over years of visits. Tangible and rich in its presence, it clarifies the vision of a human sprit that the larger consumerist world can obscure. In this project, I seek the sense of sanctuary rising from the calçada-paved lanes, rough shadowed whitewashed walls, quiet people moving through light.
Kathleen Rabel’s work on paper, Voz, has been selected for the exhibition Artist’s Search for Meaning at Seattle University’s Vachon Gallery opening on 25 February 2017.
From the Artist’s Eye, an exhibition curated by Kathleen Rabel and Lisa Young for The Museum of Northwest Art in La Connor, WA, is on view July 4 – September 23, 2015. www.museumofnwart.org