New Sculptures,Paintings and Collages by Kathryn Wiley
“Involution” signifies a progression from simple to complex arrangements. It comprises sculpture from found objects, acrylic paintings, and collages.
The sculptures usually consist of rusted machine parts, old metal or wooden tools, and weathered wood. Unusable in their form when found, the objects discover new life in startling, elegant or whimsical combinations. The abstract paintings have an ambiguous sense of depth that creates the illusion of a floating world where the center holds, and then doesn’t. The collages include forms that express movement or open space in the picture plane.
When balance and harmony are established among these elements in all three media, the result evokes a sense of order within the abstraction.
“Idea”, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″
“Circus”, collage, 6″ x 9″
“White Lady”, wire mesh, fabric and plaster cloth, 6″ x 9″ x 32″