Kate Luther

Region: Midwest

 Is there such a thing as too much good taste? Good taste praises the refined qualities of fine art and the ideal aesthetic and discards the materials that are broken, tacky, and misplaced. There are hidden treasures of exciting beauty everywhere, even in your garbage can, the sidewalk, or your grandma’s couch. In my paintings, garments, and fiber works I use colorful thrifted fabrics, garbage, and paint deemed not fit for a canvas to create forms that are inspired by or utilizing the body in some fashion. By utilizing these discarded materials, these zany and campy works serve an overwhelming amount of the femme aesthetic that is chopped up, dismembered, and served on a silver platter.