Think Round Fine Arts Gallery will be presenting “RETROFIT: AN INSTALLATION OF PAINTINGS” by Betsie Miller-Kusz during July and August of 2019. For many years an established San Francisco artist, Betsie Miller-Kusz now lives in New Mexico, where her paintings have focused on the image of an Earth guardian figure, a spirit indigenous to the land.
RETROFIT unites past and present imagery, and will include paintings from three series of works. The Breakage series dates from 2018, based on recovery from a life-threatening illness, addressing the implications of the wounded self. The second group of works, the (T)urn series, finds the Earth spirit engaged with a vessel of change, an urn filled with potential. The third set of paintings, Triumph, draws from the work of the 1980’s, placing youthful, exuberant paintings against the more somber recent pieces. This is the retrofit, the older works underpinning the newer paintings.