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“Kate Kern Mundie: Recent Paintings”  at F.A.N. Gallery, 4 June through 24 July 2010
Kate Kern Mundie, Longnook (Eventide), oil on masonite, 28 x 24 inches, 2010


DATE: 31 May 2010
CONTACT: Fraidoon Al-Nakib
ADDRESS: F.A.N. Gallery, 221 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
TELEPHONE: 215-922-5155

4 JUNE to 31 JULY 2010

PHILADELPHIA PA – This June and July, F.A.N. Gallery presents an exhibition of new oil paintings by Philadelphia artist Kate Kern Mundie. Kate Kern Mundie: Recent Paintings features more than thirty new works: from rural and urban landscapes in and around Philadelphia and Cape Cod, to to intimate interiors. The images focus on fleeting moments in an ever-changing environment.

The exhibition begins June 4th and continues through July 31st, 2010. Reception will take place during First Friday on June 4th and July 2nd from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. F.A.N. Gallery is located at 221 Arch Street in Philadelphia PA. For exhibition hours and information, please visit

Kate Kern Mundie's paintings are the result of daily observations and recent travel. Executed with deft brushstrokes and lush color, Mundie’s paintings often depict unexpected views of urban streets, rural landscape, or secluded interiors. “I am repeatedly struck by how quickly things change,” Mundie says, “from the light moving during a painting session to seeing the effects of erosion at my favorite locations on Cape Cod where some of the gently rolling dunes that I painted a few years ago are now cut back into dramatic cliffs. I feel a sense of urgency to capture those fleeting moments when the light seems so perfect, or to document a place as it appears to me at this instant.” While Kate Kern Mundie’s paintings are reminiscent of American master Edward Hopper — even going so far as to have visited many of the same locations — she offers a fresh interpretation and a new expression.

In describing the appeal of Ms. Mundie's work, Fraidoon Al-Nakib, founder and owner of F.A.N. Gallery, says, “The vibrant color harmonies and juicy surfaces in Kate Mundie's paintings are a feast for my eyes, inspire my mind, and move my spirit.”


Kate Kern Mundie is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. Mundie lives in South Philadelphia with husband and fellow artist James Mundie and their young sons, Declan and Aidan. For examples of her work, please visit


F.A.N. Gallery resides in the heart of historic Old City Philadelphia, in a Colonial building that dates back to the 1740s. Since it was founded by Fraidoon Al-Nakib in 1991, the F.A.N. Gallery has established a reputation for exhibiting the work of emerging and established artists who explore color, tone and atmosphere in the classic traditions of American painting. F.A.N. Gallery's artists introduce innovative contemporary themes and imagery of the urban environment, dreams and memory, and personal experience. For more information, please visit the gallery's website:

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[preview of paintings in the exhibition]

“Kate Kern Mundie: Recent Paintings”  at F.A.N. Gallery, 4 June through 24 July 2010

All Images and Text © James G. Mundie & Kate Kern Mundie 2010