These drawings of deep ops military helicopters and couture frocks share a metaphorical relationship to secrecy, risk, power and eroticism. Growing up in Louisiana I was preoccupied with balancing the disparate: sacrifice and excess; voodoo and the Mass--a shadowy, palpitating energy. Inside the rush and stasis of studio time, I remain attached to the secretly sinister -- the overlay of surveillance on the beautiful and fragile, the loss of privacy, and the effect of simultaneous yet disparate forms of communication on culture, both personal and political.
Artist Bio / CV
Born: Franklin, Louisiana Honors and Awards: American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist 2005 Vermont Studio Center, full fellowship, Feb 2003 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Painting Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts Visiting Artist Fellowship Selected Group Exhibitions: 2007 In Search of the Duende, (curator and artist) Patton Mallot Galleries, Anderson Ranch 2006 SweetArt New York, Bohen Foundation, NY, NY 2006 Gallery artists, Sardella Fine Art, Aspen, CO 2005 The Drawing Show; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 2003 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Avante Garden 2002 Aspen Art Museum Biennial 1994 Gallery 2, Chicago, IL 1990 At the Edge II, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX 1986 Feiwel Gallery, New York, NY 1987 Gallery artists, Simonne Stern Gallery, New Orleans, LA 1988 22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY 1986 10th Annual Anniversary Exhibition, Jersey City Musuem 1986 Of, On, and About Paper, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 1986 Work on Paper, Parker/ Smalley Gallery, New York, NY 1985 Spirituality, Parker/Smalley Gallery, New York, NY 1984 Poetry and Abstraction, Joan Washburn Gallery, NY 1984 Exceptional and New, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY 1984 Emerging Talent, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach FL Solo Exhibitions: 2008 Western Wyoming College Gallery, Rock Springs, WY 1995 Henry Feiwel Gallery, New York, NY 1994 Through Darkness and Water, Kathleen Loe Paintings 1984-1994, McClean County Museum, Bloomington, Illinois 1988 Franz Bader Gallery, Washington D.C. 1987 Fervor Gallery, New York, NY 1989 Franz Bader Gallery, Washington D.C. 1984 Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ Bibliography Art On the Move: Kathleen Loe, Ann Larson. Snowmass Sun, August 7, 2002 Studio: Kathleen Loe, Lawrence Weschler. Art News, June 1987 Kathleen Loe, Vivien Raynor. The New York Times, June 19, 1987 Jersey City Keeps Its Museum Going, E. Watkins,Newark Star Ledger, August 3, 1987 Gallery, Anne Price. Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, August 3, 1987 Jersey City Offers Dramatic Contrasts, E. Watkins. Newark Star Ledger, January 15, 1984 Exceptional and New, Vivien Raynor. The New York Times, July 13, 1984 Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, July 1984