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Katherine Kodama

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Birthplace
San Francisco

Birth year
1956

Lives in
SF

Works in
SF

Website

Tags
gallery, figurative, research, abstract, modern, landscape

Statement

 

My paintings are about the here and now, about being in front of the painting in real time, in real space and in real light.   It has been my desire to create paintings that are calming to look at and evocative, and which asks the viewer to take one's time to look at.   They are a vehicle to translate the essence of a memory, an experience, or a fantasy. By using repetitive brush strokes, my intent is to minimize variable mark making in an effort to focus on the juxtaposition and layering of colors.   Covering the canvas with a beeswax medium mixed with oil paint creates a subtle translucency and a non-reflective surface which invites the viewer to examine the painting up close.  When the mixture is applied in this repetitive manner, spontaneous images are generated which are influenced by the environment, my state of mind and my own limitations.

 

Recent Exhibits

Katherine Kodama participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2012 40 Watts: Illuminating Herstory
Norton Gallery, Pacific Art League
 
Dec, 2009 RED: Berkeley Art Center Members Showcase
Berkeley Art Center
 
Jun, 2009 ArtSpan Selected Artists
San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
Apr, 2009 A Moment's Peace
Polarity Post Production
 
Feb, 2009 Eco Art Show
UC Berkeley PLAYgreen Festival
 
Feb, 2009 Serenity
UCSF Women's Health Center
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Katherine Kodama
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