GOLD AND SMOKE | A VISUAL STUDY OF LIGHT IN CHAOS
The Hill Street Country Club is proud to present this solo exhibiton featuring new works by Kathryn Nova. In Kathryn's words:
A lifelong sensitivity to light and a history of migraines and vertigo have directed my focus to light and motion, two components that have always been present in my art. For this series of paintings, I explored the patterns of fragments within chaos motion. From the gradiosity of Hubble photos of distant supernovas to the intimacy of backyard floating embers, or the familiarity of glitter or confetti thrown in the air and fireworks exploding, light within chaos is ever present in our lives.
My technique is influenced by my study of the Northern Renaissance, which further increases luminosity by building the image, transparent layer by layer, to create the illusion of glow and motion on the smooth surface of the panels. Upon closer inspection, the paintings are somewhat gritty, scratched and imperfect, revealing the process and limited materials used: powdered graphite, spray paint, gold pigment and white paint.