Hello, my friends. I have a bit of fun news to share... I'll be showing new work at an upcoming exhibition with the lovely Jenifer Lake of Sprout Studio. We'll be sharing her home-gallery space in the first exhibition of Project Sprout Gallery. Our show, "DomestiCity" will open on Saturday, January 30 from 6-9pm in San Francisco. (If you're in town, come join us!) For the next three weeks my studio time will be spent on new prints, photos, and works on paper.
I'm taking my inspiration from mid-century modern furniture, a few primary hues, and a recent photo shoot with friends. I'm intrigued by the word "domesticity" and how it changes when the emphasis is shifted to "city". How do we balance our modern, urban, and domestic lives? Where's the intersection of my own art and craft in domestic and urban spaces? How does "domesticity" conjure the 1950s American housewife and mid-century modern design? How have we reclaimed or rejected our domesticity? I'm interested in examining the juxtaposition between the mid-century housewife and the life of a few modern urban gals.
I'm making prints with linoleum blocks, thread, text, and watercolor on paper. I'm using deep reds, golden yellows, and royal blues balanced by soft grays, whites, and neutral beiges. I'm interested to see how I can stretch these themes, colors, and questions across different mediums-- how I might create complimentary and contrasting worlds. More peeks at this show soon. For now, the first few prints in-progress. xoxo, k.