"Life After Life" recent work by Kathleen King
IMPORTANT NOTICE! Kathleen King's solo show at Viridian Artists,INC. will remain installed at the gallery until further notice, due to the impact of Storm Sanday on the Northeast Coast.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please List
“Life After Life”
October 16 - November 3, 2012
Opening reception, Thursday, October 18th, 6-8pm
Wine & Words with the artist Saturday, November 3rd, 4PM
Chelsea: Viridian Artists. INC. is pleased to present, “Life After Life”, Kathleen King’s solo exhibition of her most recent drawings, monoprints and 3D work. The show continues from October 16 - November 3, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18, 6-8pm. On the last Saturday of the show at 4PM, there will be a "Wine & Words" event, giving viewers an opportunity to meet with and listen to the artist talk about her work and inspiration.
Textures and surfaces of objects found in nature have always held a fascination for the artist. Both working directly and referentially with actual plant detritus, King inserts digital processes into her artistic method before applying more classical media to her finished work. Ms. King comments: “I consider 2D and 3D scanning and printing to be midway processes that enable me to visualize what form the final work may take before I complete it with more hands on traditional drawing and painting.”
Humble bits of botanical detritus which had a past life as plants - as they dry and age become insignificant leavings, but are treated as “relics” by the artist and constructed into “Divas” and “Dragons”, the title of her last solo show at Viridian in 2010. In turn, these 3D assemblages serve as the benevolent or sinister iconic subject giving dead botanical cast offs new life in the improvised visual narratives that emerge in the finished works of art.
Kathleen King lives and works in Chicago and exhibits her work there as well as in New York, Seoul and Tokyo. Her work is included in many collections, nationally and internationally. For the past six summers, Ms. King had been invited as a visiting adjunct professor to teach watercolor and drawing courses in the 2012 International Summer Campus Program at Korea University. Kathleen King is also on the board of the Skopelos Art Foundation, in Skopelos, Greece where in addition to serving on the board, she has taught and held workshops in artistic practice.
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