BRATTLEBORO — Edward Kingsbury III's new paintings are on exhibit at Gallery in the Woods during the month of September with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., during downtown's Gallery Walk.
Kingsbury is a self-taught artist who works in many media. In 1998, he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and art became a part of his way of life. He says his work is created in an intuitive manner and is for him a mechanism for connection with the divine and an expression of his spiritual development.
He describes his work as a conversation with God, allowing the process to happen organically without preconceptions. He has been known for highly detailed black and white, stream-of-consciousness drawings. Recent work explores shape and color.
The Keene, N.H., native began showing his work in 2004 and has exhibited his art at Brooklyn's Pierogi Gallery and its Flat File program, a collection of works by more than 700 international artists; at Carroll & Sons Art Gallery, as part of the Boston Drawing Project; in the Outsider Folk Art Gallery for self-taught artists and at the Outsider Art Fair at the SOFA national show in Chicago; the National Folk Show in Atlanta; and at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. He was a recipient of the Ewing Arts Award in 2019.
Meet the artist during Gallery Walk on Friday, Sept. 2, at Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. For more information go to galleryinthewoods.com or call 802-257-4777.