Artist: Kathryn Bagwell
Dates: July 9th – August 28th, 2022
Artist Reception: July 23rd, 4-8pm
Words about the show:
“I continue to create people in my art because I cannot figure them out in real life. My works contain themes, emotions, and conundrums that I encounter in daily life, either in family, friends, books or current events. Vintage photographs are my best source for facial references, and I often photograph myself for hand and foot positions.
To begin a piece, I start with charcoal or pencil on a bare canvas, charcoal for improvisational drawing, pencil for geometry. My favorite moment is putting on those first few strokes of color, usually the face. Mentally, I can luxuriate in the rich language of shape, color and line. It is simultaneously compelling and soothing.
Synesthesia is something I have experienced firsthand, as I sometimes see colors when I play the piano. Interestingly, I find that I cannot listen to music that I have never heard before when I am working in my art studio. I tend to listen to the same music over and over, and currently have the Dave Brubeck quartet on repeat. I am grateful for this chapter in my life and the opportunity to connect with people through art.”