Sway | Kate Lund
November 4 - 22 | Opening Reception: Nov. 4 @ 4 - 6
"The drawings are part of an ongoing investigation to find a true point of orientation to the natural environment. My relationship to the natural environment began as a kid building forts outside and clambering through the woods. This led me to spend eight summers working as a wildland firefighter. Now I spend most of my time interacting with nature from my bike or a pair of skis.
I will always maintain an acute awareness of sensory occurrences in the natural environment. I know the sound of wood snapping inside an unstable tree and that fire sounds like a freight train as it burns through the canopy of the forest. I have quietly studied the intricate patterns of lichen hanging from trees as well as the slow, ominous expansion of thunderclouds.
The drawings contain both careful analysis through delicate rendering, and urgent movements demonstrated through broad, gestural mark-making. By studying, recombining and distressing these images and materials, I remain in appreciation of nature’s beauty while also communicating a sense of apprehension and anxiety."
- Kate Lund