Dorothy Simpson Krause: Golden Days

8 December 2016 - 14 January 2017

 571 Projects is pleased to present Golden Days, an exhibition of landscapes: mixed media pigment and emulsion transfers, and lenticular prints by accomplished artist Dorothy Simpson Krause.  Krause' work is exhibited widely in galleries and museums both in the United States and abroad, and featured in numerous current periodicals and magazines.  Golden Days marks the first exhibit of her work in the state of Vermont, and will be on view by appointment, from December 8, 2016 through January 14, 2017 at 571 Projects, 56 Park Street, Stowe, VT.  A painter, collage artist and print maker, Krause incorporates digital mixed media into her art.  A recurring concern in her work is global climate change, and her layered landscapes memorialize the ephemeral beauty of the natural world. 


Krause' luminous landscapes range in size from 14 x 14 inches to 36 x 36 inches, and draw the viewer into a world defined by sky, water, luxuriant vegetation and reflections.  Where the Hudson River painters of the 1800s saw the sublime in the American wilderness, under threat even then, Krause draws out a powerful, all-encompassing spirituality as she at once captures a fragile beauty and underlines its inevitable vulnerability.  Suffused with a soft, nuanced palette, works like Misty River (2012, pigment transfer with mixed media on aluminum, 36 x 36 in.) seem to hearken more to historical documents, its golden tones heightening a sense of nostalgia for a disappearing landscape.


Masterfully executed, these works lie at the crossroads between cutting edge digital processes and traditional art making methods.  Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art where she founded the Computer Arts Center, Krause has a made a career of pushing the boundaries of art making with available technological advances.


In addition to being Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art, Krause is also a member of Digital Atelier, an artists' collaborative.  Her work has won many awards including the Smithsonian/ComputerWorld Technology in the Arts Award (1997), and the Kodak Innovator Award (2000).  Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including The Landing Gallery (Rockland, ME); Evos Art Institute (Lowell, MA); the Attleboro Museum of Art (Attleboro, MA); The Judi Rotenberg Gallery (Boston, MA); 571 Projects (New York City).  Her work is in many museum collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Dalarna Museum (Dalarna, Sweden); The Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington, DC); Art Complex Museum (Duxbury, MA); State Museum (Novosibirsk, Russia); and The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Framingham, MA).  Krause was selected as the inaugural Helen M. Salzburg Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University (2012).