Kate Walters

Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England

November 10 - December 1, 2018

Reception: November 15, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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For the British artist Kate Walters painting is a shamanic experience that emerges from deep from the collective feminine unconscious. Like a shaman, she plumbs the depths of the psyche to tap into the source of the most archaic human imagery so as to render it anew for the contemporary world. If Walters lists the artists Joseph Beuys and Bracha Ettinger, alongside the Jungian psychologist Marie-Louise von Franz as her influences, it is because her paintings continue in their steps and add to their legacy.

Walters is particularly interested in the recovery of the sacred feminine principle. She believes that the masculine warrior culture has coopted femininity, disrupting natural balance. Her delicate yet powerful watercolors work to restore this balance. To this end, paintings like Mother on Tree with Bird and Deep Space with Infant refer to organic shapes, the female body in its connection to nature, fertility, cyclical time, and life and death processes. In the words of Dr. Richard Davey, Walters’ paintings are “vehicles through which we are pulled into formlessness,” “encounters with the ephemeral,” and depicting the body as “free of physical constraints, floating in interconnected communion with the universe.”

Featured Artworks
All My Relations
All My Relations
Horse Memory
Horse Memory
Mother on Tree with Bird
Mother on Tree with Bird
Poles of Vision
Poles of Vision

Kate Walters

Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England

November 10 - December 1, 2018

Reception: November 15, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All My Relations
All My Relations

14.5" x 14.5"

Horse Memory
Horse Memory

20" x 28"

Mother on Tree with Bird
Mother on Tree with Bird

8.5" x 12"

Poles of Vision
Poles of Vision

20" x 28"

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For the British artist Kate Walters painting is a shamanic experience that emerges from deep from the collective feminine unconscious. Like a shaman, she plumbs the depths of the psyche to tap into the source of the most archaic human imagery so as to render it anew for the contemporary world. If Walters lists the artists Joseph Beuys and Bracha Ettinger, alongside the Jungian psychologist Marie-Louise von Franz as her influences, it is because her paintings continue in their steps and add to their legacy.

Walters is particularly interested in the recovery of the sacred feminine principle. She believes that the masculine warrior culture has coopted femininity, disrupting natural balance. Her delicate yet powerful watercolors work to restore this balance. To this end, paintings like Mother on Tree with Bird and Deep Space with Infant refer to organic shapes, the female body in its connection to nature, fertility, cyclical time, and life and death processes. In the words of Dr. Richard Davey, Walters’ paintings are “vehicles through which we are pulled into formlessness,” “encounters with the ephemeral,” and depicting the body as “free of physical constraints, floating in interconnected communion with the universe.”

All My Relations
All My Relations
Horse Memory
Horse Memory
Mother on Tree with Bird
Mother on Tree with Bird
Poles of Vision
Poles of Vision
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The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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