Kate Petley

Gallery Affiliations: Turner Carroll Gallery, Robischon Gallery

Region: West

Website: http://www.katepetley.com

City / State: Longmont, CO

Marked by luminous color and contrasting rough materials, my work demonstrates a process-driven sense of materiality. Illusion, color, and form combine in reference to physical and psychological space. Because my paintings originate with a photographed sculpture/collage, a connection to threedimensional reality is unavoidable. The initial images are made entirely in-camera without computer alteration. Returning to paint on the surface breaks down the artificial boundaries between mediums. Conceptually, I regard them as paintings from the beginning.

Perception is jerked back and forth as the viewer resolves the image. I’m looking for an experiential presence, an awkward rhythm that is almost tender.