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July Issue 2004
Gallery 9 in Banner Elk, NC, Features Works by Kate Worm
Gallery 9, near Banner Elk, NC, proudly presents
the exhibition, Kate Worm's Evocative Figure Studies, Still
Lifes, and Collages, featuring paintings by Kate Worm through
July 21, 2004.
An accomplished art educator from Taylorsville, NC, Worm's style is one of painterly realism. This show will feature Worm's most recent figure studies, still lifes, and collages. In her latest body of work, Worm thoughtfully studies the ever fleeting moments of a world in motion, and with poetic grace, a dialogue is established; a language of color, composition and contour. Her gaze upon a world of imagery often turns inward, like her figures, to subtle remembrances of a familiar texture, hue, or shape. Vision is peripheral, shades of color become washes, and the contours of a hip, neck, or flower petal, slowly materialize with her use of ink eyedroppers.
With both her gouache and oil paintings, Worm's
subjects emerge and then blend as she scrapes and pushes color.
Finally subjects become part of the landscape, creating palpable
depth. This show will highlight Worm's figure studies; evocative
forms seemingly lost in the comfortable repose of a private daydream.
As with her still lifes, light and shadow define a very intentional
angle of observation. Her use of light allows the viewer a more
intimate and personal connection with the subject. One has the
sense that we are discovering and becoming a part of someone else's
In her own mental transgressions, Worm will move form and hue from a completed figure study and translate it into an abstract collage. Hanging side by side in this show, her three C's; color, composition and contour, become twin images...first as a figure study, then as a geometric collage. Worm's adept and exploratory use of gouache, watercolor and oils heralds an artist in her element.
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