Now Be Here: Katie Grinnan #47
Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!
Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Katie Grinnan
At the heart of my work lies a fundamental interest in the dislocated relationship between sight and the kinesthetic. The world of the kinesthetic involves the feeling of weight, gravity and motion. It is the space of the body and experience and resides outside of language. The world of sight is dematerialized, malleable and deceptive, reliant on our perception. The freedom of one’s subjectivity and the mind’s capacity to translate the outside world, manipulating and distorting objects to create its own construction of reality has always been fascinating to me. It is the alchemical yet paradoxical relationship between actual experience and our interpretations that has become the underlying focus of my work.
Integrating photographic imagery and structures is a way to explore the spatial and temporal aspects of this paradox. Viewing one’s perspective as a fluid topology, the photos act as skins of sight. Photography has also served as a way to make ‘site’ a portable material. Places that are now demolished and transformed are permanent in photos. I’m interested in the frozen, the fragile moment, and the entropy that occurs over time in both the physical and the photographic world. In my work, social, psychological, imagined, physical and visual space can exist simultaneously while the incongruities between the structure and surface of an object can be spotlighted. ~Katie Grinnan
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*Katie Grinnan – Now Be Here LA artist #47