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Completely

Art by Kate Cummins

The Studio@620 welcomes Kate Cummins as she presents "Completely" a solo art exhibition. "Completely" is an installation of art works created with familiar yet repurposed materials. Join us for the opening reception on Friday June 29, 2012 from 6-9 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. Artwork will be on display until July 7, 2012 during gallery hours.

Artist Statement

This body of work explores the concept of “Self" by exposing what I regard as the real me. My protective ego, ever editing and judgmental, has been denied access to the work in order to be faithful in depicting the self completely disarmed, exposed and vulnerable.

Fragments, layers and the repeated use of specific iconography are pieced together to tell this story. Inspired by the notion of instruction the use of patterns and architectural plans literally permits me to build a character, create an identity, and then, subsequently, react to this false self by utilizing childlike imagery and transparent, fragile materials which belie the instructed created self.

It is difficult to fully accept ourselves, our shadow selves. Therefore it is nearly impossible to think others will fully accept us either. Our carefully crafted egos expose only what has been socially groomed. By infiltrating the public space I am asking the viewer to confront the complete, intimate, authentic “Self” within us all.

 

 

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