Sway: Drawings by Kate Lund is a stunning exhibition of contemporary drawings that combine abstraction and representation to depict nature and its forces. The drawings are part of an Kate Lund's ongoing investigation to find a true point of orientation to the natural environment. The exhibit runs from Nov. 4 through Nov. 22 at the Cawein Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us at the opening reception on Nov. 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Kate's relationship to the natural environment began as a kid building forts outside and clambering through the woods. This led her to spend eight summers working as a wildland firefighter. Now she spends most of my time interacting with nature from a bike or a pair of skis.
Kate will always maintain an acute awareness of sensory occurrences in the natural environment. She knows 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. She has 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, Kate remains in appreciation of nature’s beauty while also communicating a sense of apprehension and anxiety.