FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please List
Recent work by Kathleen King
May 22-June 16, 2018
Reception: Thursday, May 24, 6-8PM
Viridian Artists is pleased to present “Deciduous Dragons” recent work by Kathleen King on exhibit from May 22nd thru June 16th. The reception is on Thursday May 24th from 6pm to 8pm.
Fantastic and exotic representational subjects sourced from objects found in nature such as dried plant detritus, (leaves, pods, twigs, etc…) are ruminated over, then transformed into bronzes and paintings in this most recent solo exhibit of Kat’s work.
King states: “Elevating the humblest of discarded botanical fragments to iconic status for the viewer’s contemplation is an ongoing concept in my drawings, paintings and sculptures. I reconfigure the botanical/detritus fragments into small 3D models. Contemplating these models, I transform them into metaphorical subjects in the final art works.”
Artist/Educator Kathleen King is currently represented by Viridian Artists, INC and has been represented by the gallery since 2001.
Ms. King has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as an Assistant Adjunct Prof. from 1989 to 2001 in the SAIC Print Media Dept. The artist has also taught at Loyola University, Chicago from 1977 to 2009 as an Adjunct Prof.
In the near future, Ms. King will be teaching drawing and watercolor courses as a Visiting Adjunct Prof. in the Korea University 2018 International Summer Campus Program. The artist has been invited to teach in the KU ISC Program almost every summer since 2007.
Ms. King is also currently on the board of the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, located on the Greek island of Skopelos in the Aegean Sea. Besides serving on the board, Kathleen has taught courses and workshops at the foundation’s print shop.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12- 6 PM
For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director