Eastern Reaches: Asian brush paintings by Jean Kigel

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BRUNSWICK — The UU Gallery in Brunswick presents Eastern Reaches: Asian brush paintings by Waldoboro artist, Jean Kigel from May 29 to June 26. A reception to meet the artist will be Wednesday, May 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Large and small paintings of orchids and peonies, shore birds and song birds, and waterfalls and mountains will line the walls. 

Kigel’s work exemplifies both xiexi (spontaneous) and gombi (meticulous) styles of brush painting, both in color and in sumi-e.  She paints using traditional bamboo brushes, hand-ground inks, mineral and organic pigments, and various absorbent “rice papers”.  These papers are not rice-based at all, but derived from inner barks of a variety of Asian trees. 

“Although water-based, Asian brush painting is nothing like watercolor painting,” said Kigel, in a news release. “With Asian brush, can load multiple colors of paint consecutively into one brush, and lay it down so as to blend the colors magically into paper that drinks it up. Using other techniques, a dry brush can dance and cavort over the.” 

The gallery is located on the corner of Pleasant and Middle streets across from the Curtis Memorial Public Library with hours Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On-street parking should be available. 

FMI contact 207.729.8515 or jean@jeankigel.com

Event Date: 

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Location: 

Universal Unitarian Church Gallery


1 Middle Street
Brunswick  Maine
United States