Kathleen King is fifty-three years old. She’s losing her balance. Her bones are dissolving. Her ongoing experience with her own vulnerability, as well as with the precarious global future has brought her to the awareness that reality can be measured by objects in the process of change: disappearing and becoming something new. Past work has explored complexity but currently King has begun to make reductive paintings and painted objects, finding the possibilities in an eccentric minimalism. The artist corresponds in earnest empathy with newfound materials—PVC pipe, painter’s tape, scrap wood, spray paint—normally relegated to urban walls, building sites and dumpsters. She seeks to create a material display that makes a poetic connection to the adjustments we all make between present and future.
Kathleen King was born in Oakland, CA and has a BA in Art from UC Berkeley. Her work has been exhibited locally at Pro Arts, Hang Gallery, and 66 Balmy and is represented in numerous private collections.