August 5th 2017
Wired Gallery Opens the solo show
KATIE GROVE: WOVEN SPACES
August 5 – 27, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5, 2017
High Falls, NY—On Saturday, August 5, Wired Gallery opens Woven Spaces, a solo exhibit of works byKatie Grove, with a reception 5:00-7:00 p.m. sponsored by Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits. The show runs until Sunday, August 27, 2017.
A desire to observe nature closely and share what she discovers is what drives Hudson Valley artist Katie Grove. Her perceptive drawings, etchings, and mixed-media sculptures highlight the unseen and intricate details of the natural world. From meticulous drawings of the hundreds of pieces in a bird’s nest, to woven sculptures, which ask the viewer to look closer, her work has a strong sense of exploration and storytelling.She takes the perspective of a naturalist and an artist, creating pieces that aim to be both scientifically accurate and imaginative.
The work in this exhibition spans several years of her career and includes her Language of the Nest series, recent work in basketry and woven sculptures, and a selection of watercolor paintings from her Medicine Feathers collection. All are inspired by natural objects and elements of nature found in the landscape near her home in Rosendale, NY.
“Katie is the youngest artist to date to be given a solo show at Wired Gallery,” says Sevan Melikyan, the Wired gallerist. “What I find most remarkable about Katie is that she takes the exploration into the deepest regions of her art. This tenacity tells me that she is on something, that she has something outstanding to say, that we should join her in her admirable journey for new experiences.”
No matter which medium she explores, her work always reflects an appreciation of the natural world and tells a story about our relationship with it.
Address: 11 Mohonk Road, High Falls, NY
Hours: Saturdays and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Artist Residency at Instar Lodge, Germantown, NY
Open Studio: 3/35/17 3:00 – 6:00 pm or by appointment
Instar Lodge, 4 Church Avenue, Germantown NY.
For the month of March I have been diving into the concept of women in early 20th century ornithology as an Artist in Residence at Instar Lodge. My project, The Space Between Two Bridges, consists of found objects, image transfers, fabric, and small books. For more on the series you can visit this page.