Multimedia fiber artist Kathryn Knudsen will exhibit recent works in the Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer at the South City Campus from January 20 – March 11, 2022.
--Please wear a face covering and practice social distancing when you attend.--
A virtual 3D tour will be made available.
"Kathryn's art utilizes a variety of traditional media, abstract forms, and found objects to produce an artistic vision that can heal, refashion, and beautify. The result--an unpredictable labyrinth of oil paint, canvas, fabric, thread, paper, beads, and other materials--is as luminous as it is provocative, a flash of the unconscious, a dream, a moment of Déjà vu. Picking up objects that might otherwise languish in scrap heaps, second-hand clothing stores, or boxes of discarded papers, fabrics, and memories, Kathryn's art reintegrates the power of transformed media with therapeutic promise of beauty and artistic experience. In these paintings, sculptures, and installations, the possibility of refashioning the world of discarded consumption becomes an artistic reality, something more than an aspiration, a wholly new experience in itself. To experience Kathryn's art is to realize that the very fabric of our culture and everyday lives can be recast and reclaimed, just as nature does in its endless march of life and desire. The oddness of the human figures, the opalescence of the textures, the quirkiness of the colors--all of these are the life blood of a culture revised. It is a vision in which nothing--no memories, no tradition, no promise--is beyond reclamation."
-- John Williams, Professor of Humanities, Yale University
Kathryn works and lives in Utah. She attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University, where she taught in the Studio Arts program.
Friday, March 11
Center for Media Arts, Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer 1575 S State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115