Kathleen is a gallery artist at Silver Circle Gallery and has been invited to exhibit her Universe Series along with Otter from her Waterlily Series in their Annual Collective Exhibition. The gallery will also be showing Kathleen’s Global Series - Bear Hugs in the main gallery space, which are shown above. If you live close by, be sure to visit the gallery @ Block 134 Main St, Putnam, CT during the month of August. The opening reception is Friday August 2 from 6 - 8 pm. Kathleen will be in attendance to meet patrons, talk art and generally have a good time! But if you don’t live close by, we are presenting them here for your late summer enjoyment.
Note: They will also be featured in Unity magazine and on exhibition beginning in September throughout December in solo exhibitions at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and the international Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT. For more information about these exhibitions and others, go to our Contact page and sign up to be put onto our email list!
Kathleen's Universe Series is a set of five related serigraphic prints that look at the Universe and our reaction to it. These playful explorations invite you to ponder the latest theories about space. Let your minds wonder as you dream of scary aliens invading from afar; imagine what makes up the rings of Saturn; consider what it would be like living in the caves of Mars; think about when we might be drawn into the black hole and create your version of heaven as you look up at the stars? When Kathleen created this series, she used a variety of animals to represent life, so she could take this journey with some not-so-scary life forms.
In Night Mare, a horse is laughing at the notion that scary aliens will invade from afar. This asks the question, are there 'aliens’ or other life forms and if there are, does it help to worry about them invading?
In Saturn Siesta, two dogs make up the rings of Saturn. This asks the question, now that we know what the rings of Saturn are made up of, does it make us long for the days of our ancestors and the stories they told to help them connect with the outer world?
In Monkey Mars, three monkeys are enjoying life in the caves of Mars. This asks the question, will life forms from Earth move to other planets and if so, will they find some sort of happiness there?
In Rabbit Hole, a couple of rabbits are calmly analyzing the situation as they watch more matter being pulled into a black hole. This asks the question, how do scientists and laypersons deal with the realities of space and the unknown?
In Milky Way, a cat sees what she wants to see when she looks up at the stars. This asks the question, are our beliefs based on anything or are they just wishful thinking?
My inspiration came from the time I was living in China and listening to a series of podcasts about the latest scientific theories about space. In reaction to this, I created this series of five related drawings that contrast simple line drawings with chaotic complex abstract passages. These were to express a laypersons understanding of these complex theories. When I created the serigraphs, I used rich black ink set against the white of the paper with just a touch of color to capture the contrast between light and dark matter with a glimmer of insight.
Kathleen included Waterlily Otter to help our minds return to Earth and relax along with him as he floats gently along glazing at the stars above. Summer is the perfect time to be thankful we live on our beautiful watery home planet.
So from us at Zimmerman Fine Art Studio, enjoy the rest of your summer and let your imagination swore!