Kathy Bruce “Tapadas, Saints and Other Heroines”

Carter Burden Gallery

poster for Kathy Bruce “Tapadas, Saints and Other Heroines”

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Kathy Bruce’s first solo show at the gallery features mixed media paper works. Her intimate pieces reveal her visual investigations of the physiological and emotional relationships between the human form and plant life. The female body is central to her collages, which meld structures of nature, plants, and trees with female forms, creating new anthropomorphic imagery. This series is inspired by the horticultural etchings of J.J. Granville, a French nineteenth century illustrator. In these works, Bruce questions, “What are humans if not plants and trees, themselves made up of organic material?”

Kathy Bruce is a New York City based site-specific environmental artist. She received her M.F.A. from Yale University, School of Art, and a certificate from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Bruce is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Fellowship and a Fulbright Hayes Senior Scholar Lecturing and Research grant in Puno Peru, where she taught environmental art at the University of Altiplano and researched totora reed boats on Lake Titicaca. Bruce’s work is in the collections of The Peruvian Bi-National Cultural Center, I-Park Foundation, The Fulbright Commission, Lima Peru, New Jersey Transit Port Authority Headquarters and the Land/an art site archives in The Nevada Museum Center for Art and Environment and the Franklin Olin College of Engineering.



from January 15, 2015 to February 05, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-01-15 from 18:00 to 20:00


Kathy Bruce

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