Kate M. Blomquist

Region: MFA Annual

I create experiences that are slippery, that exist in a state of flux. My lines are quick and calligraphic, echoing landscapes and architecture laced with impermanence. My marks suggest both formation and decay. I use aluminum as my substrate because of its reflective quality, which allows light to play through the paint surface, animating the experience as you move around the room. From one position, the paintings appear solid, glacial, but with a slight change, they disintegrate into abstract reverberations. I want viewers to experience the visceral effect of these reverberations, to feel the longing and loss associated with something both known and unknown, and to seek the balance of shifting structures whose foundations could collapse at any moment.