Katharine Suchan

Region: South

Plaster is to a house as fabric is to a quilt; both are materials transformed to aid our need for warmth and shelter. In my work, paintings are images sprung from recollection and fantasy, while objects encompass real and psychological rooms. Each manifestation reflects a distinct place and period of time, while all of the work assembled evolves over time. My work allows a viewer to use commonly understood symbols and mementos in order to freely associate with their own identities and stories. I want my work to challenge how we name a thing through the re-contextualization of materials. My work engages a feminine authority challenging traditional gender representation in art-making, resisting the orthodoxy that attempts to divide conceptions of fine art and craft. My work is to celebrate life, romance, and wonder; to build relationships between time, people and material, and to make dusk jealous.