Sculpture – Material Presence: Line, Marks & Transparency

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Seattle Pacific University Art Center, 3 West Cremona, Seattle, WA 98119
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Workshop Description:

Material Presence: Line, Marks & Transparency

From the earliest cave paintings, to Van Gogh, to contemporary artists like Julie Muhretu, artists have interpreted the world around them by making marks and drawing lines.
Students will generate a variety of expressive lines and marks during a guided exercise, and learn about the impact of repetition and movement. Using tracing paper and transparent dura-lar, students will layer their drawings to create representations of energy and nature.

Artist Bio:
Spreading across the wall, spilling onto the floor, or cascading from architectural supports, Katy Stone’s artworks are like Rorschach tests of natural phenomena. She paints on a variety of materials and layers the elements into sculptural assemblages and installations that blur the boundaries between drawing, painting, and sculpture and act as both kaleidoscope and microscope.

Stone has exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Vienna, and at museums including The McNay and the Boise Art Museum and alternative spaces including Suyama Space in Seattle. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions across the US including “Flow, Just Flow" at the Harnett Museum of Art in Richmond, VA, "Art + Space” at Project4 in Washington, DC, “Other Worlds,” at the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL; “Earthly Delights,” at Mass Art in Boston; and internationally at The Chengdou International Biennale in Chengdou, South Korea. She has been reviewed in many publications including Artweek, New Art Examiner, Sculpture Magazine and Art in America. Her commissioned public artworks include projects for the GSA's Art in Architecture Program, Washington State Arts Commission, The City of Seattle, Cleveland Clinic, Michigan State University, and corporate clients including ConocoPhillips and Microsoft.

Originally from Iowa, Stone received her BFA from Iowa State University in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, and her MFA in Painting from the University of Washington. She is based in Seattle.