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Kate McKenna

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Nova Scotia Canada

Lives in
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


Representing galleries
Galeria6 Mineral de Pozos, Mexico




variations now 

... is an invitation into a space of minimal words and no titles


... references being before concept   ... a present encounter  

... truly untitled / sin título  


... the ever changing moment  ... movement(s)  ... varieties of now 


... a receptive openess  ... a vision that is total and non-targeted 

... entering this space, LIFE is extra/ordinary   


... where a theme is repeated in an altered form 

... as in a soundscape of musical variations



'Join me in the pure atmosphere

of gratitude for life.

Join my eyes and soul in their

sublime applause’



The process of connecting with the world through the medium of photography is, for me, both a contemplative and intimate experience.  To enter the liminal space where two worlds touch, where it is possible to receive an image, requires a quality of attention that is both present and available, yet without preconception--the kind of receptivity that allows something new to arise. Entering this transitional space I experience a feeling of wonder at the fresh vividness of reality.

The "ordinary magic" of this kind of presence is a passion that has run through my life: in my early love of theatre and my work as an actress; in the visceral resonance with form and composition which drew me to ceramics and black and white photography; in the intimate and layered listening that was part of the “art” of working as a psychotherapist.

My photographic fascinations include explorations of detail, form, abstraction, as well as portraiture.   Since moving to Mexico 3 years ago, cacti and succulents have become the subject of a passionate photographic contemplation.  I continue to be captivated by the myriad possibilities they offer for exploring form, drama, color, texture, composition, and abstraction.  Recent work focuses on the paradoxical dynamics that exist  between seductive tenderness and thorny menace.  I have chosen to print the collection of cacti and succulent photographs on canvas in order to celebrate the textural elements of the subject matter, and to facilitate viewing in a direct and intimate way.


Kate McKenna



Recent Exhibits

Kate McKenna participated in these exhibits:

Galeria 6
Feb, 2011 NEW WORK
Galeria 6
Galeria6 Mineral de Pozos, Mexico
Exhibited with these artists
Kate McKenna has Exhibited with these artists:

Mary Breneman
Exhibited at these venues
Kate McKenna has Exhibited at these venues:

Galeria 6 Galeria6 Mineral de Pozos, Mexico
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