Tuesday, April 27, 2010

kathy weaver

Generated Topology, satin, airbrushed, hand quilted, 42 1/2 x 48 1/2, Correlated Pathways, canvas, airbrushed, hand-quilted, 50 x 50, Initial Condition, satin, airbrushed, hand quilted, 38 1/2 x 37 1/2
...The robot’s setting is that of a tilted stage or shadow box and in this environment the robot is a translator of events, an alter ego, a doppelganger. The robot can be an observer, a soothsayer, a malcontent or a destructor. The viewer is invited into the picture plane to see the modality of the robot’s disposition as it reflects human nature....
...During the past year, I have focussed on inventing the robot’s world, using plant and cellular forms that are stranger than life and pregnant with meaning. These works consist of intricate collaged embroideries, egg tempera paintings on wood panels, and gouache paintings on paper. The robot’s environment of oversized botany is steeped in a visceral, atavistic aura. The natural and pseudo mechanized images represent the dichotomy between issues of fatalism and hopefulness.
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