PARALLEL PURSUITS   at the Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery

by | Feb 8, 2021 | Blog post

Kathryn Fine Arts is pleased to share Parallel Pursuits with guest curator artist Tamar Zinn. The group show, running through February 13, 2021, features artists Julian Jackson, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Liz Sweibel, Josette Urso, and Tamar Zinn.

Curator’s Statement

Parallel Pursuits focuses on the work of several artists who actively follow multiple paths in the studio, rather than narrowing their attention to a single direction. In my own studio practice, drawing and painting have played equal roles for many years, and though quite different in intention, process, and outcome, both are essential to who I am as a visual artist. Given my own dual visual personalities, I was curious to learn about the experiences of other artists.

In my conversations with the artists exhibiting in Parallel Pursuits, it became clear that there are numerous reasons for working in multiple directions and they vary with the individual. We may be driven by restlessness, an interest in experimenting with unfamiliar materials, or working this way may simply be intrinsic to an artist’s practice. What we share is that we don’t see one body of work as a means to develop ideas for the other – they are of equal importance and remain distinct. While over time, one body of work may inform the other, doing both satisfies our need for multiple ways of making.

Parallel Pursuits at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

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Josette Urso Monaco, 2017 Paper collage