Past Exhibitions

KIM GRALL One Artist Bound To Earth
KIM GRALL One Artist Bound To Earth
KIM GRALL One Artist Bound To Earth
KIM GRALL One Artist Bound To Earth
KIM GRALL One Artist Bound To Earth

KIM GRALL

One Artist Bound To Earth

August 18  ~ October 14


3rd Friday Gallery Night August 18, September 15

5-7PM, LIVE at 6PM @canalstreetartgallery

Canal Street Art Gallery presents: Kim Grall One Artist Bound To Earth, on view from August 18th through October 14th. Join the Gallery on 3rd Friday Gallery Night in Historic Downtown Bellows Falls from 5-7pm, August 18th, to celebrate the opening of the show. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. 


Kim Grall, in the artist’s first solo exhibition at Canal Street Art Gallery, titled One Artist Bound to Earth, shows both two and three dimensional mixed media encaustics. Created with foraged and harvested materials, Grall’s work typically uses gourds as a primary form. Most recently, the artist is exploring encaustic with mixed media on wall hanging wood panels. The artist uses techniques such as pyrography, painting, collage, and cordage making, along with vines, leaves, seed pods, handmade pigments and papers. Through an intimacy with her handmade supplies using many Native American and ancient materials and techniques, Grall’s work presents utilitarian objects, sacred objects, mixed media sculpture, and fine art. Encaustic, a medium made from beeswax and damar resin, dates as a painting technique to the 1st century A.D. by Greek painters in Egypt. The medium’s revival in the 20th century carries on, as artists continue to evolve and develop materials to achieve the results they envision. The gourd, cultivated in both the Americas, Asia, and Africa up to 12,000 years ago, is possibly the oldest domesticated plant species. The dried fruit is used for both utilitarian and artistic purposes.


“I’ve always worked with mixed media, whether on paper or gourds, and now with encaustics on wood panels. Color, texture and natural images inspire me.  When I begin a piece I have a general idea of subject matter and direction, but am always led on by what is happening as materials get layered and accidents happen. I have consciously moved towards working as much as possible with materials that are natural, making my own encaustic medium with beeswax and damar resin, cordage from plant materials I forage and harvest, growing gourds, collecting and growing plants for seed pods, dyes, seeds and leaves, foraging vines and harvesting bamboo… the list goes on. People often ask me why I do what I do and the best answer I can come up with is: Why do you breathe?” -Kim Grall

Artworks in the Show

Kim Grall Barn Owl 2023
Kim Grall Tyto Alba 2023

Kim Grall

Barn Owl

2023

mixed media on birch wood panel 

8 x 10 in 

$250

Kim Grall

Tyto Alba

2023

mixed media on birch wood panel 

10 x 8 in 

Sold

Kim Grall Bee Mask 2023
Kim Grall Butterfly Bowl 2023

Kim Grall

Bee Mask

2023 (revamped)

mixed media on basketball gourd  

10 x 18 x 3 in   

Sold

Kim Grall

Butterfly Bowl

2023

encaustic medium over pyrography, dyes, handmade paper and plant based cordage on large flat bushel gourd

6 x 13.5 x 13.5 in

$285

Purchase
Kim Grall Blue Birds Box 2019

Kim Grall

Blue Birds Box

2019

mixed media on wren house gourd 

7 x 5.5 x 5.5 in

$95

Kim Grall Bird Mask 2016

Kim Grall

Bird Mask

2016

mixed media on top portion of flat bushel gourd

6 x 11 x 2 in 

$95

Purchase
Kim Grall Pitcher Plants 2023

Kim Grall

Pitcher Plants

2023

mixed media encaustic on masonite panel 

12 x 16 in  

$550

Kim Grall Purple Mushrooms 2023

Kim Grall

Purple Mushrooms

2023

mixed media encaustic on wood panel

10 x 20 in

$350

Purchase
Kim Grall White-crowned Sparrows  2023

Kim Grall

White-crowned Sparrows 

2023

mixed media encaustic on birch wood panel

30 x 24 in

$1200

Kim Grall Not a Peacock 2020

Kim Grall

Not a Peacock

2020

mixed media on top portion of flat bushel gourd  

16 x 81/2 x 3 in 

Sold

Kim Grall Bowl of Creepers 2022

Kim Grall

Bowl of Creepers

2022 

Encaustic medium over pyrography, onion skin, madder root and black walnut dyes with dracaena leaf and eel grass cordage on a cannonball gourd

3 x 6.5 in

$110

Kim Grall Hoatzins in a Bowl 2022

Kim Grall

Hoatzins in a Bowl

2022

Encaustic medium over pyrography, onion skin, madder root, black walnut and other natural dyes with daylily, garlic and cattail leaf cordage on a cannonball gourd

4 x 6.25 in

$110

Purchase
Kim Grall Honeyeaters - A lidded container  2023

Kim Grall

Honeyeaters - A lidded container 

2023

encaustic medium over pyrography, smokebush leaves and dracaena leaf cordage on tobacco box and sub-mini gourds

9.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 in

$185

Kim Grall dazzle-of-zebras

Kim Grall

Dazzle of Zebras

2022

Encaustic over pyrography, handmade paper, iris leaf cordage, and beet powder stain with grape vine handle and vintage bronze base on Martin gourd

17 x 8 x 9 in

$225

Purchase
Kim Grall leafy-basket

Kim Grall

Leafy Basket

2022

Encaustic over leaves, iris leaf cordage, spun wool, and handmade paper with grape vine handle on flat bushel gourd

14 x 15 x 13 in

$425

kim-grall_birchbark-bowl

Kim Grall

Birchbark Bowl

2021

Encaustic medium, birchbark, leaves and iris leaf cordage on Basketball gourd

5 x 9.5 x 9.5 in

$145

Purchase
kim-grall-checkerboard-bowl

Kim Grall

Checkerboard Bowl

2021

Encaustic medium over birch bark, handmade paper and amaranth dye on basketball gourd

3.5 x 9 x 9 in

$110

kim-grall_big-bowl

Kim Grall

Big Leaf Bowl

2019

Encaustic medium, paper, bittersweet vine and cord rim on Lg. Flat bushel gourd

9 x 13 x 13 in

$325

Purchase

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