To Plein Air is Human

Opening this Friday!


Red Dot Gallery will host To Plein Air is Human (to work in the studio from photos is divine), an exhibit featuring the work of local artist Kristin Martin, a longtime Red Dot painting student. The exhibit will open on June 7th, 2013 through July 28th. The opening reception will be June 7th, 2013 at 5PM.

Kristin Martin has lived in several different areas of the United States, but grew up in Anniston, AL. She is a Birmingham-Southern Alumn, and spent many years working with the Birmingham Museum of Art, to which she credits much of her art world inspiration. Martin paints landscapes and abstracts, both derived from photos of local outdoor scenes and places she has visited on various travels. Her immediate, uninhibited style captures the freshness of passing moments in nature. She is influenced by landscapes when creating her abstract works. From rocks, rivers, trees, and cloudy skies evolve simple shapes, evocative color, and emotional brushwork. She has one of Red Dot’s strongest individual voices.


Kristin Martin has been painting for several years, but has been working under Dori DeCamillis since 2005. She was an art instructor at Red Dot in 2010, and has shown her work with the gallery for student shows. She has also exhibited and worked with other organized shows such as Studio by the Tracks. Kristin’s work is influenced by Matisse, and Cezanne, and the Fauvist movement.


 To Plein Air is Human will include a series of Martin’s landscape and abstract paintings. The Red Dot Gallery is located at 1001 Stuart Street Birmingham, AL 35209. 


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