ContinuED Project Space: Kathryn Hart
STUDENTS SHARE THEIR ARTWORK AT SVACE
May 2, 2018
by Michael Bilsborough
Visit our ContinuEd Project Space, where we are pleased to present Searching, a solo show by Kathryn Hart, artist and recent SVACE student. The exhibition will be on view from May 2-30, 2018 in our ContinuEd Project Spaces located at 209 East 23rd Street and 380 2nd Ave, 8th floor. Kathryn, based in Colorado, exhibits this artwork in conjunction with Keren Moscovitch’s course, "Artist as Philosopher: Postmodernism in Practice."
Kathryn presents an on-site installation of hundreds of lines, wires and embedded glass lenses, along with ink drawings reminiscent of ancient cave drawings, black and white photographs of found bones, and complex hanging sculptures with line and objects embedded into dense surfaces.
"I am a multi-disciplinary artist whose art reflects the human condition—all of its crags, crevices, revelations and secrets—and a belief in an endless ability to rise from the ashes. Mixed media artworks are rooted in personal history and plumb the depths of an inner darkness and an inner light. In essence, the work is about life, death, and hope."
"Current artwork delves into identity, gender, and the lasting core which survives the white noise from society, family and personal experience. Newest artworks are multi-part, “flexible," hanging sculptures using wire, mixed media, and found objects. These invite curatorial collaboration in presentation through lighting direction and movement, and component inclusion and movement to offer a continually varied viewer experience. The perpetual dance of the shadow and conscious selves is illuminated. Other pieces are physically palpable and bridge the genres of sculpture, painting and assemblage. Dozens of layers yield surfaces rich with archeology, reflecting the complexities of human existence. Forms extend beyond support boundaries, jut outward and encroach the viewer's space. Uncensored raw materials are chosen for their symbolic and physical presence."
"Being raised by scientists and surgeons, and a career in organ and tissue transplantation research, ingrained a fascination with physical and psychological intricacies. The detail and the whole are equally important. Observing my father during his plastic surgery procedures etched suturing, cutting and tearing into my repertoire. Yet, my aim is to reveal the underbelly, not veil it.”
Take a closer look at Kathryn’s artwork, studio, and ideas in this video.