Exploring the Artistry of Kate Tortland in “Where Doves Fly”

International Art Acquisitions Exhibition Highlight

In the realm of art, where symbolism often dances with spirituality, International Art Acquisitions latest exhibition, “Where Doves Fly,” emerges as a poignant exploration of peace, and tranquility. Delving into the timeless motif of the olive branch carried by a dove—a symbol steeped in cultural significance—Kate Tortland infuses her artwork with a luminous freshness that is captivating. On view from May 1 to July 31, 2024, this collection beckons viewers into a world of golden light and symbolic resonance.

Kate Tortland, a native of the greater New England region, channels her artistic vision through a tapestry woven with threads of spirituality and history. A graduate of Gordon College in Hamilton-Wenham, Massachusetts, Tortland’s creative journey finds its compass in the interplay between her American roots and her husband’s hometown of Orvieto, Italy. It is within this intercontinental tapestry that Tortland draws inspiration, melding the opulent grandeur of medieval and Byzantine artwork with contemporary expression.

At the heart of Tortland’s artistic exploration lies “the profound interplay between heaven and earth, the infinite and the finite. Through metaphorical elements like gold leaf and raw wood panel, she seeks to illuminate the interconnectedness of seemingly disparate concepts, inviting viewers to contemplate the harmonious coexistence of opposites.” Artist quote. Whether through pure abstraction or the delicate dance between abstraction and representation, Tortland’s art serves as a conduit for introspection.

“Where Doves Fly,” invites audiences to embrace the inherent beauty of unity and forgiveness, and to soar on the wings of peace.

Images courtesy of the artist.

Learn More about Kate Tortland

Visit the gallery at International Art Acquisitions to view this collection of works in person, located conveniently off Monroe Avenue in Pittsford, NY.

Inquiries can be sent to info@internationalartacquisitions.com