Kate Bright, 2005
Text by Barry Schwabsky
22 pages, Softcover
Published by Locks Art Publications
Kate Bright's recent paintings depict the familiar elements of landscape imagery as reflected wildly off the rippling surfaces of nearby bodies of water. Painted in matte acrylic with unexpected touches of high-gloss clear resin, the resulting scenes confound the distinction between image and abstraction. In his introduction to the exhibition catalog, critic Barry Schwabsky describes the artist's playful use of reflection as a metaphor that "turns the objective world of trees, air, and water into a subjective vision so all-encompassing as to border on the hallucinatory." Kate Bright is a graduate of Goldsmith's College in London and since completing her studies, has been featured regularly in exhibitions throughout Europe. This publication celebrates the artist's first solo exhibition in the United States.