2020 Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC)
2019 Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Selected panels from Wonderwheel installation. When displayed together, the 59 panels (oil and gold leaf) create a painting in-the-round to envelope the viewer within a spectrum. Lines, imagery, and shapes depict common scenery of the contemporary landscape. The paintings and installation are constructed around a narrative of a mother/artist who builds a model of the Universe to teach and protect her children. To view the installation, click here
Inspired by studies of consciousness and physics, the circle paintings model the artist's theory of consciousness. Time is as arbitrary and relational as color; it is energy traveling at different velocities and identifiable only by its connection and dependence upon the energy surrounding it.
2018 Light Shine Down. Franklin Burroughs/Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
It is impossible to identify something while embedded within it. Kate chooses an aerial view or God trick to portray mundane landscapes of steel factories, paper mills, housing developments, and shipping ports. She travels North America extensively by helicopter to capture the source material for these paintings. To view the exhibition, click here.
Inspired by the song by American Folk singer Malvina Reynolds, Little Boxes series was created in response to the aesthetic rhythm of communities that is witnessed from an aerial view. The artist photographs societal communities from a helicopter as the source imagery for these paintings.