An exhibit of work by Kimberly Graham of Denver, Colo., is on display at William Woods University through Feb. 3. The exhibit, featuring the mixed media, charcoal and acrylic work of the artist, is in the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.
“I am fascinated by the feelings, meanings, and lore attached to places, both physical and psychological,” said Graham. “My work highlights the push and pull and the resulting balance that I can see in the co-existence of such dissimilar spaces: balance between empty and full, desire and rejection, momentum and rest, life and death.”
She added, “Some of my most recent work is a response to the distinctive sense of place in the Western U.S. Born and raised in Texas, and having ventured further west to Colorado as an adult, I have an affinity for the tall tales and the wide flat plains of this region. Long unused railroads trestles and rudderless windmills emanate a melancholy beauty.”
Graham earned a B.A. in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in art history from the University of Denver.
Her several exhibitions include “Pilgrimage” at 44T/ Metro Frame Works Gallery in Denver; “Organic Forms” at the Improv Contemporary Gallery in Fort Collins, Colo.; an art show for the 2002 Olympics in Park City, Utah; “Emerging Artists 2001” at the Artists Guild in Denver; “Contemporary Colorado 2001” at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction, Colo., and “Serendipities” at the New Lab in Denver.
She has been featured in four publications: “Color Blazes at Pirate Art Oasis” in the North Denver Tribune; “Featured Artist-November” in ArtistsRegister.com; “Exhibit Highlights-Contemporary Colorado ’02: form and content” in the Art Center at Grand Junction, Colo., and “Artist Profile: Kimberly Graham” in The Baker [Neighborhood] Bark.
Graham is also an art writer for Element Magazine, a contributor for Eye Level Journal of Contemporary Culture and editor of the University of Denver’s School of Art and Art History newsletter.
The Cox Gallery at William Woods University is open to the public, free of charge, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Call 573-592-4245 for more information.