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Kathleen Spicer
Norristown, PA

 

 

 

ARTISTS STATEMENT

 

I started out a painter that eventually moved to sculpture, and

have recently moved back to painting. I still have the need to

BUILD the paintings, and still prefer working with oil on wood. I

love the feel of wood and how it accepts color.

My “relief paintings” have a top layer that is composed of cut

out shapes that make patterns. I incorporate semi-abstract

forms that reflect images found in nature, like flowers, buds,

leaves and more and various “speech bubbles” and punctuation

marks, a direct reference to communication. The bottom layer

supports the top layer physically as well as re-enforcing the

sense of light that is build up through COLOR and adds depth. I

build the color up in layers, to create a sense of LIGHT coming

from inside the painting. The final product should feel alive

with LIGHT, color, pattern and movement. ILLUMINATED.

Breathing out LIFE from within, like a heart beat, or a pulse.

There is a conversation that can be lively and intense, or feel

very soft spoken and intimate.

I embrace new possibilities in painting and see this work as

living constructions, drawings in space, and meditations on

moving choreography that radiate positive energy from within.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 LIT, Leonard Bazemore Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Offerings, Rydal Park, Jenkintown PA

(Title not given yet) Rosemont College, Rosemont PA

2015 Natural Conversations, LaSalle University Museum, Phila PA

2011 Fusion, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009 Balance, Whitespace Gallery, Winston Salem, NC

Construction Zone, Sande Webster Galllery, Philadelphia, PA

2007 The Shape of, Things  Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

2006 Filuid Form, Sande Webster Galllery, Phila., PA

2005 Breathing Lessons, Sande Webster Gallery, Phila., PA

2003   Affirmations, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001 Interactions, June Kelly Gallery, New York

Interventions, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999 Botanical Extracts, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1998 Apports,Gallery Luscombe, San Francisco, CA

1997 Botanica, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996 Harvest, The Showroom, New York (two person)

1995 Future Primitive, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Heads Up, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

1994 Museum of the State of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA (two person)

1993 Outside Insights, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Spicer, Westminster Gallery at Bloomfield College, New Jersey

AWARDS

2015  Friends of Artists Equity Juror’s Top Prize

2012 Friends of Artists Equity Award

Second Place in show, “Professional Artist 6”

2001 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

1999 Craft Alliance Grant for New York State