March 11th through April 12th, 2014
Lawrence, KS, March 7, 2014–
Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar presents:
Marie McKenzie & Kate Larson opening reception March 11th from 6 until 9 pm.
Show runs through April 12th, 2014
Marie McKenzie Bio:
Marie McKenzie is a graduate of the University of Kansas’ Fine Art Program with an emphasis in Painting. Marie’s current works are a combination of painting and sculpture executed through the use of repurposed wood. Her sculptures central concern is in the convergence of humankind with nature. Highlighting the earth’s ever-changing surface, Marie investigates natural forms and landscapes with the effects of a global economy in mind, her work aims to be a testament to our legacy. Marie has exhibited in numerous galleries, non-proﬁt venues and ﬂash spaces in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Her creative process is centered at SeedCo Studios, a shared artist collective and event space in Lawrence, KS. http://www.mariemckenzie.com/
Kate Larson Bio:
Kate Larson graduated from Bethel College in 2008 with a BA degree in Art, painting emphasis, and a minor degree in History. She is currently a resident artist at SeedCo Studios in Lawrence, Kansas.
She works primarily with oil pa
Kate grew up in a rural agricultural setting. Her ints on canvas, but also enjoys encaustic (wax and pigment) painting, drawing, watercolor, printmaking, sculpting, pyrography (wood burning), and scenic art for theatre. Kate is continuously energized by exploring new media and collaborating with other artists, which powerfully influences her own work. Surrounding themes including nature, urban environments, architecture, and history have often shaped the movement of her paintings. The most fascinating part of the process for Kate is the process itself; every moment, layer, frustration, and risk is an important step that must be trusted. Bringing a sense of order (which can include disorder) to a seemingly chaotic composition can result in a beautiful tension, one that forces the action of letting go. The repetition of this very human cycle of angst, decision, and peace is something Kate seeks with every new painting, continuously finding different ways to reach that state of being.
childhood was filled with endless skies, the continual wonder at birth, growth, and death, hard work rewarded by independent hours scouring creek beds for tadpoles, snakes, feathers, seedpods, and skeletons, and a helpless understanding of the affects of rain, drought, feast, and famine. The farm provided both her reality and fantasy, and continues to do so.
If you have any questions, feedback, or are interested in purchasing a painting, please email Kate at email@example.com.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Molly Murphy at 785-979-2625 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.