Exhibition Runs: April 26 – June 3, 2021 | Virtual Artist Talk: Thursday, May 13 @ 5:30pm
Until the Mud Settles
Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?
Tao Te Ching, ch. 15
Contrasting the methodic repetition of line and geometry with the unruly composition of fiber, Until the Mud Settles examines the duality between obligatory order and ubiquitous chance. Natural materials present an inevitable disintegration, while simultaneously, resin and latex offer an earnest attempt at preservation. These works present a process of remediation by inviting the viewer to sit patiently with ambiguity and imperfection while creating a personal narrative with the minimalist abstractions.
“Working with everyday fibers and textiles such as string, twine and rope coated and embedded in adhesives of beeswax, resin, glue and acrylic paint, I create process-oriented art that molds materials into intricately controlled forms. Drawing with fiber, my work exists in both two and three dimensional spaces. Inspired by the material explorations of Postminimalist and Fluxus hand-made artwork, I contrast themes of repetition and order against the uncontrollable variations of natural textures. Rooted in abstraction, I construct monochromatic pieces that invite viewers to engage with their own subjectivity, make personal associations and sit patiently with imperfection.” -Katherine Hunt
Katherine attended the University of Minnesota for her BFA in Native American Studies, double minoring in Women’s Studies and Cultural Psychology. She received her MFA from California Institute of Arts, studying abroad Curatorial Studies at La Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France. In Los Angeles, Katherine worked in the art department on music videos, feature films and television shows. Alongside art-making, Katherine farmed across the rural U.S and created multiple urban gardens in Minneapolis, New York and Los Angeles. Moving to New Mexico in 2018, she worked alongside Moving Arts Española to create a public art weaving installation and heirloom native garden on the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo land. Currently, Katherine teaches youth and adult Fiber Art and Land Art classes with multiple New Mexico nonprofits. In April 2020, Katherine was a recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts/ Fulcrum Fund Covid-Relief Grant as well as a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Artist-Fund Grant. Her work has exhibited both nationally and internationally.