Kim Van Do

February 3 – 27, 2021

Kim Van Do,  Light and Air of Summer

REVIEW by John Yau in Hyperallergic

View works on ARTSY with prices

Tapes of gallery events during exhibition linked below.

Gallery event #1  At Kim Van Do’s plein air painting show at Blue Mountain Gallery, Elmore James reads Shakespeare’s sonnet 18.

Gallery Event #2 Tiberio Nascimento plays Sarabande by Francis Poulenc at Kim Van Do’s painting exhibit

Gallery event #3


 Kim Van Do returns from the wilderness for his first solo show in NYC in twenty-five years. His large plein air paintings, done on site in the Catskills and northern California, greet the viewer with a fresh painterly surface describing the natural world we all recognize and love.

Every once in a while an artist comes along whose work has a freshness and immediacy that astounds you and invites you to share his joy in our natural surroundings. Trees, hills, sky, and water exist in natural light and open air, caught quickly and authentically just as they are, and we find our senses refreshed.  Kim Van Do is such an artist. He loves the challenge of painting landscapes en plein air, outdoors, on the spot.  -Elizabeth Boatright, Curator

“Some plein air painters try for speed, some for accuracy: I aim for both.  I enter into an altered awareness, circumventing the second-guessing of the conscious mind. One enters into a flow state, watching oneself paint a painting. Despite the physical challenge, the exigent race against time, there is an effortless quality to the making. When done painting, it takes time to return.” – Kim Do


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