Kate Harding ~ Untitled (fortification 6/19/2020)
Untitled (fortification 6/19/2020),2020
Ink and sparkle on paper
4 x 6 inches
Signed on the back
Making these drawings is like making friends. They're turbulent in many ways but they sparkle and shine too. Underlying my investment in "landscape" is a sense that how a culture depicts or does not depict "landscape" or conceptualizes "nature," if at all, is indicative of specific cultural attitudes and practices towards a perceived "other." This is one thing I can do right now, and the glitter sparkles like mad, so I hope it brings some joy to fortify in these times. Shine light while putting in that work. Celebration can also be protest.
100% of the sales price will be donated to Fair Fight.
Kate Harding is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from SVA Art Practice, her BFA from Otis College and AAS from SUNY FIT. Harding’s fragmented and decentralized work subverts historic conventions of depicting nature as comprehensible “at-a-glance,” to make spaces of intimate and shared reflection. Solo and two-person exhibitions include 3A Gallery, SARDINE, and Grace Space(NYC); Track 16 (Los Angeles); and East Central College (Missouri). Her work has been reviewed in Mapping Meaning Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, Artscene, ArtFile, Notes on Looking, FiberArts Magazine and others. Harding’s writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Tool Book Project and Café Dan Graham Poetry Slam, and she hosts Bicoastal Carpool on WPIR Pratt Radio.Why are you participating?'Voter suppression is a very real, systematic, and tragically practical method of silencing, erasure and oppression that has been used in this country to great effect. I am honored to be gathered with everyone participating in this project to benefit Fair Fight.'
Learn more: https://www.kate-harding.com/