Saturday, December 01, 2007

"Requiem.... for Wassily & the Ineffable", 2007, triangular shaped canvas 79 x 116", acrylic & oil on canvas.
(click on any image to enlarge)

The triangle is a reference to Kandinsky and his concept of the artist as prophet, inhabiting the position at the tip of a triangle moving upward, with the rest of the world following.

I have inverted the triangle
, with the swirling vortex of a contemporary art fair hovering above an artist working alone in the studio, posing questions about the empowerment/disempowerment of the artist (and Art) in relationship to the contemporary art world. This formal inversion addresses an entire market theoretically built upon the apex of the artist as a conduit for visions beyond articulation, then questions the fate of the ineffable when packaged as just another commodity of luxury and status.

The bottom of the painting was rendered entirely in luminous oil glazes, while the top is acrylic with a toxic green oil glaze over all except the art.

The painting will be on display at Art Miami from Weds Dec 5th through Sunday Dec 9th at the Chelsea Galleria booth, # 149. It's a huge painting, difficult to experience from a jpeg, so please stop by to see it if you are attending the art fairs. I will be at the Vernissage on Tuesday night, wearing my latest Art World Truths piece.

Also, in case you missed it first time around, "Blessed Art Thou" will be shown at Chelsea Galleria in the Wynwood district of Miami through the month of December.

Finally, my NEW WEBSITE is up, with new work, bigger, juicier pictures, and a format that is much easier to navigate. Many thanks to my amazing brother, who has been laboring over it for weeks.

I am currently enroute to Miami, with paintings in tow. Wish me luck.

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Blogger JC Bravo said...

HI kate!! great work!! its powerful and evocative!! :)it seems that they are not there for the art,they are there just to be seen. i will definitely be going to check it out during the big show..hope to see u there..peace and good luck!! JC

11:59 AM  
Blogger Lorna said...

At last I am beginning to understand the painting. I have enjoyed watching its process. I am sad that I will not be able to see it in reality.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these real art world people?

3:41 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

The only "real person" is Patrick McMullen, society photographer extraordinaire.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

YAY!!! I'll be there ;o) It's breathtakenly amazing and sad at the same time...Feels like you're holding the whole world, or "art world", on your shoulders...pretty heavy load! Ur amazing..hope to see u there.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic job Kate ! I saw your painting today and I love it. The images on your site, while excellent, do not do it justice. Congratulations.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Thanks, all.... xo K

1:20 AM  
Blogger Mark Staff Brandl said...

I thoroughly enjoy the painting --- while it also "hurts" in certain way, as its subject matter is all too true. Great!

11:50 AM  

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