In a world where reality is a layered event, Kate Gordon’s drawings seek to build illusions that challenge our perception of what is real and what is imagined. For Gordon, the painted picture plane is a three-dimensional installation inlaid with video and, at moments, burgeoning on becoming a pop-up book. The ranging material facts of her work are in keeping with the notion that the dream imagery she mines is itself not rational and does not prescribe purely to naturalistic sensibilities. Her vision is a translation of the utter strangeness of the world.
Kate Gordon earned an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute. She currently teaches at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as Assistant Professor of Figure Drawing and Foundations. Gordon has shown her paintings, collages and videos nationally; recent exhibitions include curation into the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s Art on Paper exhibition, an invitation to create a public video installation at Block 2—a visual platform for new media artists in Raleigh, NC, and a solo exhibition at The Carrack, an artist run project space, in Durham, NC. Past exhibitions include a solo show at 68 Jay Street in Brooklyn, NY and a group exhibition at Five Points Gallery in Connecticut.