Saturday, April 24, 2010

Environmental Issues

These powerful sculptures of animal and nature combined with human parts has a magnetic eye-catching effect. Kate MacDowell stated in her artist statement, "In my work this romantic ideal of union with the natural world conflicts with our contemporary impact on the environment. These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops."

Kate usually starts with words to describe her work prior to envisioning her pieces in order to start the process of sketching and sculpting. She uses modern technology for research, i.e., Google, to search for images for references, as well as any visual imageries she collects from her many travels. Kate MacDowell uses porcelain clay for her artwork which normally take 3 days to a month to sculpt and additional 2 weeks for firing and finishing. Her work has been exhibited globally with numerous write ups.

Mindy Solomon Gallery (group exhibition)
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
April 10 - May 15, 2010

Patrajdas Contemporary Art (group exhibition)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
April 30 - May 3, 2010

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 2010

Bath BA1 1HE, United Kingdom
June 26 - July 10, 2010