Kris Galli is a lifelong Berkshire County resident who lives in Lenox with her husband, photographer Edward Acker. Galli has been painting since she was a teenager. “It was my way of making sense of the world,” she said. “For years I wondered what to do with my life, then I’d go paint for a while. Then I’d get back to wondering what to do with my life. It took me years to figure out that I was already doing it!”
Now fully committed to her vocation, Galli paints women – balancing watermelons on their fingertips or holding onto their pigtails in dream-like trances. There are also landscapes and abstracts, all with the same slightly offbeat feel of her figures. “Dreams and Digressions” will showcase more than 20 of Galli’s new paintings. Her work is featured in collections throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the United Kingdom, Australia and Panama.
An opening reception with the artist will be held on June 28 from 4 to 7 p.m.