Katherine Gulla: Passage
There is an inherently meditative quality to all of Katherine Gulla’s works, something that is felt across media. In her studies of how the natural world responds to climate change, she translates the apprehension that permeates our daily lives into a coolly mysterious journey through the everyday landscape. Walks through places like the Arnold Arboretum, contemplative in their own right, become abstracted forms that transcend the natural world. Funerary monuments are juxtaposed with natural patterns, and the imprints that appear to float on these largely androgynous and stoic figures evoke ways in which the manmade and natural collide. Subtle, neutral, glacial tones remind us of absence, loss, and forces of nature beyond our control.
Missed Katherine’s artist talk? Click above to view a conversation between the artist and the exhibition curator.
And be sure to see Passage in person before February 28!
Hunnewell Path , 2014, Acrylic/Canvas on Panel
Hemlock Hill Road , 2015, Acrylic/Canvas on Panel
Meadow , 2014, Acrylic/Canvas on Panel
Path , 2014-2015, Acrylic/Canvas on panel
Fossil 121 , 2015, Archival Pigment Print
Fossil 283 , 2015, Archival Pigment Print
Fossil 300 , 2016, Archival Pigment Print
Floor Piece , 2012, Vinyl on Felt
Falling 10 , 2018, Vinyl on powder coated aluminum
Falling 2 , 2017, Vinyl on powder coated aluminum
Falling 5 , 2017, Vinyl on Powder Coated Aluminum