The paintings of Kathe Fraga will be on display at Roby King Gallery in June. (Image courtesy of Roby King Gallery)

The paintings of Kathe Fraga will be on display at Roby King Gallery in June. (Image courtesy of Roby King Gallery)

‘European Influence’ on display at Roby King Gallery

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 10:30am
  • Life

Roby King Gallery presents the exhibition “European Influence” featuring the art of Kathe Fraga and Terry Siebert at the Winslow gallery in June.

The new show opens Friday, June 7 and continues through Sunday, June 30.

Fraga’s paintings are bright colorful contemporary interpretations of the Chinoiserie decorative period of the 17th-18th centuries in Europe, particularly Paris, France.

Her textured panels are adorned with birds and flowers, leaves and vines.

She layers hand-painted designs, sanding rough between the acrylic layers to produce the time worn qualities of antique wall coverings from Parisian mansions. With several coats of lacquer she seals the painted imagery.

Fraga was a contributing artist to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art 2017 exhibition “Revering Nature.” Her imagery was also chosen to grace the packaging for the 2017 Holiday Cosmetic Collection by Cle De Peau, and

that led to a line of silk scarves and silk/linen pillows.

Siebert’s pottery carries on the Maiolica tradition, originally developed in the 9th century. Maiolica (pronounced mayolica) is earthenware clay coated with an opaque white tin-glaze. This tin-glaze pottery spread across Northern Africa to Morocco into Spain, Italy, where it reached its artistic height during the Renaissance in the 14th through 17th centuries.

“I am a potter who likes to paint and has a passion for color,” the artist explains. “For me, Maiolica has been the perfect medium. The white maiolica base glaze serves as a canvas for colorful overglaze painting and decoration. The fired glaze is characterized by brilliant, watery colors and a lush surface which has a depth and richness uncommon to most low-fire glazes.”

Siebert was a contributing artist/potter to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art 2013 Inaugural Exhibition.

The new exhibition will have an opening reception during First Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7.

Roby King Gallery is at 176 Winslow Way East. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit www.robykinggallery.com or call 206-842-2063.

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