Friday, September 30, 2016

Katherine Glover Work Cited in Artscope Magazine, September-October Issue

New England's premier culture magazine features my piece, "Ctenophore", as recipient of the Jurors Selection Award in the Fuller Craft Museum's Biennial Members' Show.

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The ctenophora are a large group of comb jellies that travel by drifting in ocean currents.  

In making this piece, I wanted to call attention to the phenomenon of our waste plastic accumulating in the oceans, and the potential of its destructive power to harm not just marine life, but all life forms — including us.  It seemed appropriate to create an object representing a beautiful and fragile life form in immediate danger, and to make it from the very plastic materials that are among its greatest threats.  Its form is graceful, light-catching.  At the same time, the materials of its construction are potentially toxic the the creature represented — and , by extension, to us.

Materials
Clear packing tape, nylon monofilament, glass seed beads.

Measurements
Vessel is 9" high, approximately 9" wide.  The monofilament poof extends to 13" wide.

New Work at SOFA Chicago, November 3-6, 2016

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, Festival Hall at Chicago's Historic Navy Pier

Running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design.  
Represented by the Duane Reed Gallery.

Two of my new panels will be on view:  Mapping the Wind, and Dark Matter


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Mapping the Wind

Overview

Detail

Detail
Materials
Handmade Indian Khadi paper, colored with fluid acrylic, gold leaf embellishment, on birch panel

Measurements
48" wide, 24" high x 4" deep.



Dark Matter



Materials
Handmade Indian Khadi paper, colored with fluid acrylic, gold leaf embellishment, on birch panel

Measurements
48" wide, 36" high x 4" deep.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Katherine Glover -- Summer, 2016 Shows

Upcoming exhibits

ArtAspen, August 4-7, 2016

The seventh edition of ArtAspen returns to the Aspen Ice Garden August 4-7, showcasing approximately 30 art galleries, and featuring modern and contemporary art, particularly pieces from 1950-present. Setting is situated  with spectacular Ajax Mountain as the backdrop.

Represented by the Duane Reed Gallery.


Two of my panels will be on view:  Dark Matter and Chaco



Dark Matter

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Materials
Handmade Indian Khadi paper, colored with fluid acrylic, gold leaf embellishment, on birch panel

Measurements

49" wide, 36" high x 2.5" deep.  Overall size is 48" wide x 36" high x 5" deep


Chaco

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Materials
Handmade Indian Khadi paper, colored with fluid acrylic, gold leaf embellishment, on birch panel

Measurements
Diptych, two panels 24" wide, 36" high x 2.5" deep.  Overall size is 49" wide x 36" high.


Current exhibits

Fuller Craft Museum, Paper and Blade: Modern Paper-cutting

The field of paper craft is considered by many to be in the midst of a renaissance with a growing number of ingenious artists investigating the limitless potential of this simple, everyday material. Paper and Blade: Modern Paper Cutting celebrates the pioneering spirit of artists working in this genre with a curatorial focus on cut paper.

Included in this exhibit is m
y work, Fire in the Lake



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Materials

Handmade Indian Khadi paper, colored with fluid acrylic, on birch panel

Measurements

40" wide x 60" high x 2.5" deep


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gallery view

On loan from the Duane Reed Gallery


Fuller Craft Museum, 2016 Biennial Members Exhibition

Open to most media and all themes, the exhibition spotlights a diverse group of students, emerging makers, mid-career artists, and established professionals.


My entry, Ctenophore, winner of the Jurors Selection Award.

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Materials
Clear packing tape, nylon monofilament, glass beads

Measurements
9" diameter, 9" high , filament poof extends an additional 2.5" all the way around












Saturday, September 13, 2014

Katherine Glover, New Work on View at Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis

I took a partial hiatus from studio work during the first half of 2014 to curate the show, "Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators", on view this fall at Fuller Craft Museum.  

I also spent some luxurious time experimenting with other media -- clay and p√Ęte de verre, more on those later -- and making small maquettes to test new imagery and techniques for future panels.  By mid-summer I was ready to get back into the studio and kick some serious butt in preparation for the fall-winter art show season,

Two recently-completed panels feature new approaches that emerged from this semi-sabbatical. "Unwrapped" is my first panel design to incorporate a recognizable figurative element, in this case, an unfurling ribbon.  "Listen" incorporates a contrasting-color background, which emerges as its own significant design element, along with extreme exploration of topographic flow.

These two pieces, in company with "Fire in the Lake" (see blog entry of March 13, 2013), are on view September 12 - October 18, 2014, in the show, "Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern", curated by Jane Sauer, at the Duane Reed Gallery.

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Unwrapped

Materials:  Handmade Indian Khadi paper, colored with fluid acrylic, on birch panel. Surface embellished with gold metal leaf.

Measurements:  48" wide x 36" high x 3" deep



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Listen

Materials:  Handmade Indian Khadi paper, colored with fluid acrylic, on birch panel. Surface embellished with gold metal leaf.

Measurements:  48" wide x 24" high, depth varies from 2"-6" deep

Listen, detail views










Monday, July 15, 2013

Katherine Glover, A New Panel Diptych

This most recently-completed work continues my exploration of negative space in the design.  Its design incorporates a further challenge, in that the gesture must sweep the intervening space between the two panels without stumbling. 

I wanted to create a background on which to float the design -- a surface that is both pristine and of the same texture as the the strips that form the wave.  I hoped to make it seem that the swirls are rising from the background, in the same way that a wave rises from the sea.  At its highest point, the wave crests about 3.5" higher than the surface, and at its lowest, it seemingly subsides into the surface.

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Wave

First I adhered several full sheets of khadi paper flat to the panels, then built the wave on top of this, using graduated strips of torn khadi paper.  I hand-tinted gesso to match the natural color of the paper, then painted several layers of this over the entire piece.  This treatment gives the free-standing strips stability and additional body.  It also visually softens the paper edges so they seem more water-like.  I have gilded the edges of the paper strips that create the wave's visible surface with gold metal leaf.

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Wave, detail

Bling-bling!

Materials: background is khadi sheets adhered to surface of birch panel; design is torn khadi paper strips adhered upright to this background.  Gesso.  Gold metal leaf embellishment.  

Dimensions:  Diptych -- overall piece measures 49"" wide x 48.5" high x about 4.5" deep

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Katherine Glover, 1st in Spring work series

This piece began as an experiment with negative space.  During construction of several pieces in the past, spaces-as-yet-to-be-filled have intrigued me enough that I wondered how to include emptiness as a design element.  At last, with no pressing deadlines for a couple of months, I can experiment (as well as devote the necessary time and care to rearing our new little puppy)!  For this piece, I took a design element from a piece constructed last year, and opened it up on the panel:

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Medusa

The piece is what I refer to as a "topographical piece", which is to say that the design includes hills and valleys rather than a uniformly flat surface.  I wanted it to look as though it is rising out of the panel.  The effect is more obvious from this angle:

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Medusa, detail

I've also decided to leave the piece white, and not to alter its pristine character by applying metal leaf.  

Materials: torn khadi paper strips adhered to khadi sheets, on top of birch panel; gesso.
Dimensions: 36" wide x 36" high x about 4.5" deep.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Katherine Glover in Fiber Art Now Magazine

Please enjoy this article, "Big Paper", appearing in the recent issue of Fiber Art Now Magazine.

The article's first-page piece is my work, Fire in the Lake.

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Materials
Handmade Indian Khadi paper, colored with fluid acrylic, on birch panel.

Measurements
40" wide x 60" high x 3" deep


The colors, wave patterns and energy flow in “Fire in the Lake” remind me of both leaping flames and the swift water currents.  In nature, the flow of heat in a fire follows the same laws of physics as the flow of water.  This piece attempts to incorporate the energy properties shared by both -- one becomes the other, and they become indistinguishable.