How the journey began — The Artists’ Space by Alex Nichols
Kate is a painter—she follows the tradition of the 15th century recipes mixing and making her own paints and also works with nano particles
his studio is filled with repeating materials because for him “art repeats itself.”
“I am an unstoppable body.” That is the title of her work—and it strikes me heavily—as I watch the first second of video—her body on the pavement moving—this is it!
When Andy says—“I am examining the threshold of the wall”–he opens a wall—pulls the material out—turns it over and over—he looks at the space—the lines—the residue—and I understand we are not talking just about the material.
she is paying attention—to the interior quality of our everyday use—and reminding us of its quality—its potential—and she talks about the sloshing paint being mixed in a bowl—I too love that sound.
‘Bee eater’ and ‘Cereal dumper’—eventually the large drawing on the table will gain an official title—her narratives are open—leaving free space for someone to reveal their personal story without judgement.
A thousand pages of ink—is practice—and the physicality of his vision and passion for material is inside the sketch books—lines drenched in tar—locked in an aluminum cage—it is the “Idea” that leads him to art—and the material that binds him to it
“I like the flaws—all the inclusions… you never know what is inside until you open it.” She holds up a shell that began in an ocean that became a desert—she is speaking fast—she is excited.
It is intimate to hold a book of images the size of your palm—as if you are opening secrets—like opening the short, concise poems of Emily Dickinson—trying to tell a story but at a slant.