Louis Buhl Gallery / Detroit, MI


Kathryn Macnaughton - Soft Body (Regular Edition)

Kathryn Macnaughton - Soft Body (Regular Edition)


14 Color, Hand-Pulled Screen Print on Mohawk Superfine UltraWhite, 160 lb cover. Deckled, numbered, signed and hand-embellished by the artist..
Edition of 50
30h x 24w inches

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Drawn from collage, cut-outs, vintage palettes, and digital illustration, Kathryn Macnaughton’s paintings respond to — and inform — the many and converging concerns of the moment: permanence, fragments, history and its ephemera. Soft Body is available as an edition of 50 as well as a series of unique hand-embellished prints that were created with oil pastel and acrylic paint. In some of the works, the patterned modification of the torso resembles a swimsuit, while others feel more like body armor through dense colorblocking. Inspired by the female body, portraying movement is important to the artist. “I’ve been doing work like this since I started school. I like the idea of putting sexual liberation in my work. The female figure is very important … the shapes that are created. When I studied illustration I also did graphic design, and I think a lot of the influence comes from graphic shapes, which take on the shape of the female form.”


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