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KATE CLEMENTS Shadowlands
September 7 - October 27, 2018
Kate Clements is a talented young artist from Iowa City who lives and works in Philadelphia.
Clements creates sculpture with kiln fired glass, constructing evocative montages that are visually reminiscent of delicate lace patterns. The objects seem to refer to all things old and delicate; things that are steeped in nostalgia, that are dusty-perhaps even ghostly.
There is a strange fastidiousness to this work, the fact of the obvious fragility of the artist’s tableaus is reinforced by the complicated patterns the artist has “weaved”. In her most ambitious works the glass elements seem to be hung in thick layers, monofilament threads holding everything together invisibly, entire works seeming to float in space.
While there is plenty of beauty in these works they do feel tinged with an eerie sadness, like something precious and long lost, discovering these pieces invites rumination and retrospection.
The gallery is thrilled to be mounting Shadowlands, an exhibition of artworks by Kate Clements. Please enjoy this catalogue documenting the exhibition.
Ken Saunders, 2018
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