Richard Kirk Mills -  Paintings,  Prints,  Environmental art

In 2010 I returned to painting full time after a fourteen year commitment to ecoart and environmental art projects. My intention from 1996 to 2010 was to merge my activism and my art in response to critical local landscape issues, primarily restoration and narrative strategies in the NJ Meadowlands.

The new studio work continues themes of earlier paintings: houses, working landscapes, gardens, the relationship of structure to landscape and a sense of familiar places which has now expanded into the western Catskill mountains of New York.

The painting process and the process of perception becomes increasingly central to this work. My painting style, considered in the tradition of painterly realists i.e.; Fairfield Porter, Lois Dodd, Jane Freilicher, et al, continues to evolve.

Ongoing and upcoming group and solo exhibitions:

ART UP! curated by Gary Mayer
Pop up exhibit at the Cantina Bldg (at the blinking light) in Andes, NY
Opening reception Sat., Aug. 12, 10-6PM
(Exhibit thru August at least)

Blue Mountain Gallery Summer Show: Gallery Artists
www.bluemountaingallery.org/2017-summer?
Opening reception Thursday, Aug 3, 5 - 8PM
Blue Mountain Gallery
520 West 25th Street, NYC
Exhibit: August 1 - 19

Vision Quest Seven @ Green Kill
Opening reception: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 5 - 7pm
Exhibition Aug 5 - 27
229 Greenkill Ave., Kingston, NY
greenkill.org/2017/05/13/vision-quest-s?

Bovina Open Barn & Studio Day
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10am - 4pm
Bovina, NY
p-13.com/cometobovina.html

Thinking Big: Blue Mountain Gallery Artists
opening reception: Sunday, Nov 5, 2 - 5 PM
closing party: Nov 25
exhibit runs Nov 2 - 25, 2017
Hours for the exhibition : Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 6 PM.
www.bluemountaingallery.org/thinking-bi?
Westbeth Gallery
55 Bethune Street, NYC

Longyear Gallery
ongoing, rotating group exhibit
785 Main Street
Margaretville, N.Y. 12455
11 - 4 Fri., Sun., Holiday Mondays
10 - 5 Saturdays
www.longyeargallery.org

For more images and videos of ecoart works:

www.teaneckcreek.org/ecoart-gallery/
also
www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1DwqyqZFVI
and
www.youtube.com/watch?v=515LKqXX0iM
and
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLQd3GyTIMk