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"Kathryn Jacobi: The Minor Pantheon"
2003-05-07 until 2003-05-24
Diane Farris Gallery
The paintings in this exhibition have been paralleling Kathryn's figurative
work for most of her artistic career. This particular group, which are
generically called 'The Minor Pantheon', began in 1998 with the "Circus of
the Golden Egg" and have been cross pollenating ever since. Kathryn is
drawn to the subject matter of the circus because it is an occasion where
one's sense of possibility is heightened visually and emotionally. These
imaginary circus images can be read as a metaphor for risk, possibilities,
taking chances, and suspended expectations.
Inspired by the surrealist artists, in particular, Max Ernst and Paul Klee,
the paintings are a meditation on the randomness of fate. Thematically they
present history as a game, a puzzle. Things are not what they seem - are
fragmented and transformed into what one least expects.
The artist states, "The work in this exhibition is the documentation of my
most careful scrutiny of my internal world as it represents the emotional
reaction to the events and experiences of the external".
Kathryn Jacobi and her husband, actor Richard Dysart, divide their time
between Santa Monica, California, and Sechelt, BC. Her paintings and
drawings have been exhibited in museums, universities, and galleries in
Berlin, Denmark, Madrid, Toronto, and Vancouver as well as throughout the
Cat's Cradle III - Maturity
oil on paper on canvas on panel
24 x 18 inches