Kylie Proudfoot-Payne, August Sunset from Laurel Mountain with Light, Acrylic on Canvas, 2023 (Photo courtesy Robert Howsare)

M.I.B. Gallery announces reception for ‘laying in the darks’ exhibition Friday, March 1

BUCKHANNON — The M.I.B. Gallery is pleased to announce “laying in the darks,” a solo exhibition by Kylie Proudfoot-Payne. 

The exhibition opened Friday, February 23, through Saturday, March 23, 2024. The artist reception will be held this Friday, March 1, from 4 to 8 p.m., with an artist talk at 5 p.m. The reception will also include a dance performance and the unveiling of a community-based painting.

The gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 8 p.m. or by appointment. The M.I.B. Gallery is located at 48 East Main Street in downtown Buckhannon, WV and all gallery events are free and open to the public.

Proudfoot’s paintings explore the balance between the light and shadows within the natural landscape. Her paintings lead the viewer into a feeling of wonderment through the Impressionistic-like landscapes that document our changing environment. This exhibition combines traditional paintings with NFC technology, which viewers can scan with their phones to further explore the landscape.

Kylie’s paintings introduce an additional layer of engagement through the use of scannable NFC (near field communication) tags, which allow the audience to experience the art through their phones via audio clips and videos.

Artist Bio:

Kylie Proudfoot-Payne is a visual artist who is inspired by the environment and landscape to create plein-air paintings, earthworks, and installations. She is most inspired by colors and moments in nature and is often seeking new and technological ways to inspire engagement with her audience. Living in Belington with her family she is often exploring the rivers and mountains near home capturing the changing light within the landscape. When not creating her own art she is working as a teaching artist with ArtsBank Inc. and the wider community. Kylie graduated from Davis & Elkins College with a BA in Psychology/Human Services and Art Education in December 2005.

For further information, please visit the artist’s website at

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