Kathleen Krishnan is a people person. Not in the cliché job interview answer sense. The social aspect of such a title is more of something Krishnan observes and portrays through her art.
People are Krishnan’s subject of choice. “Some real, some imagined,” explains Krishnan, whose paintings will be displayed in her Everyday Life: A Visual Exploration exhibition through Oct. 22 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. “I like to catch people in everyday activities in moments of interaction or introspection.”
Krishnan’s public opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. September 17. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
This will be Krishnan’s largest exhibition to date, with over 25 pieces of figurative art. Krishnan’s medium of choice is oil paint, which she uses in a representational style to capture or portray her subjects in a midstream, “non-photo-realistic” way.
“My subjects look at ease and natural, but they are loosely painted,” she explains. “I have been told that one of my strengths is capturing a realistic sense of light.”
This exhibition is part of an ongoing series of free public exhibitions at the Hopkins Center for the Arts (1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins), which had over 210,000 visitors last year.
For more info on Krishnan and her work, visit her on Facebook or her website. She has ongoing gallery space at the Northrup King Building and her art is open to the public every first Thursday of the month from 5-9 p.m.