Saturday, November 04, 2006

Kate Temple closing party

Kate Temple

Artist Statement
"The Year series is a large-scale print/installation project created from zinc plates left outside for twelve months during the years 1999, 2000 and 2001. Each plate was buried in a certain location in nature that has a "time-keeping" quality. Spring/flow was created from a plate buried at the source of a spring in 1999, sky/constellation was created from a plate set up on a hill facing the sky in 2000 and earth/pool was created from a plate set face down in a vernal pool in 2001.

"Twelve impressions were first printed on rice paper from each inked plate, as it was found after one year of exposure to waters, weather, and organic matter. After the first impressions were recorded, the individual prints were run through the press many times with thin translucent layers of ink. Each piece is therefore unique yet carries an underlying message wrought by the forces of time and the natural phenomena it was exposed to. Fluidity from the spring, radiance from the sky and reflectivity from the pool are some of the qualities that have emerged from the dialogue between what has imprinted itself onto the plate and my own artistic actions.

"Each series unites all twelve prints to form one visual statement. Spring/flow forms one twenty-five foot "river" that will be hung horizontally. Sky/constellation forms a horizontal rectangle to be hung high on the wall as a map of the moving stars. Earth/pool is a "pond" installed flat on a low platform to be viewed from above." - Kate Temple, 2005

Kate Temple speaks about Pittsburgh
I graduated from CMU in 1988 with a BFA in Printmaking. After a period in Washington, DC I moved back and began teaching at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and set up their printmaking facilities. I was one of the founders of the Art Show for the Homeless that was so successful for many years and I also co-founded and curated many shows at the Birmingham Lofts. My first one person show was at Carson Street Gallery in 1990. I had a very lively exhibiton schedule in Pittsburgh and probably have show in almost every space there is. Decided to move to NYC and it was then that the Mattress Factory invited me to do a piece with them. I came back later to do a show at Mendelsohn a few years later. While I was in Pittsburgh, I taught and worked as an Artist-in -Residence throughout the community but particularly in low income housing communities, like Homewood, Arlington Heights and the Hill district. I still do that work now in New York, and went on to run the education programs for the Lower East Side Printshop.

One of the most memorable shows I co-curated and exhibited in was called " The Spirit Box" at the Birmingham Lofts and included artwork made by children from Northview Heights on the North Side and many of Pittsburgh's best local artists. The Art Show for the Homeless was another one of my babies and favorites, the exhibitons were ususally at the Shelter run by Vince Eirene but it then moved to the Garfield Artworks and then I left, what happened to it? I don't know.


Solo and Featured Exhibitions
2003 Kate Temple-Open Studio, Chrystie St. Studios, New York, NY
2002 Kate Temple-Open Studio, Chrystie St. Studios, New York, NY
2000 Kate Temple-New Work, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Inaugural Exhibition, CAVA, Springfield, IL
1998 Album: Thirty Years at the Lower East Side Printshop, Chelsea Art
Center, NY
1995 Elemental Correspondence, installation, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA (book)
Kate Temple: Prints, Sweetwater Art Center, Sewickley, PA
In a Bind-Contemporary Book Artists, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH
1994 The Way of the Seeded Earth, installation "Tracks", Frick Fine Arts Building,
University of Pittsburgh
1993 K. Temple & A. Phillips, The Wonderful World of Art, Seattle, WA
1992 Plainchant, paintings and installation, Carson Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Poetic Connections, works on paper, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY
1988 Kate Temple, Carson St. Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2003 Art at Home/ Living with Art, Gagne Delamor Studio, New York, NY
2002 New Prints 2002/ Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY
25th Anniversary Auction, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
New York Not-for-Profit Print Workshops, Grand Gallery, Arts Student
League, New York, NY
New York Independent Art Fair, Plaza Hotel, New York, NY (catalog)
2001 Works on Paper, SOHO20 Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Printwork '2K, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Printed Identity, American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA (catalog)
Generations II, AIR Gallery, New York, NY
Messages, Goethe Institute, New York, NY,
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England; Kuppelhalle der
Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany; (catalog)
Thirty-Sixth Annual Exhibition, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1999 Another View: Selected Works from the Contemporary American Printmakers,
Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA
Art for Aids, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
A.I.R. Biennial Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
1998 22nd National Park Biennial, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CO
Printmakers '98, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Priva B. Gross International Work on/of Paper, QCC Art Gallery, City
University of New York, Bayside, NY
Booked: Contemporary Artist Books, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1997 Mattress Factory's 20th Anniversary Auction, Sotheby's, New York, Mattress
Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Art for Aids, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pittsburgh, PA
Alchemy, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV, Millworks Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
View from Zenith Gallery, St. Vincent Gallery, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
1996 Prntwork '96, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY
1995 K. Temple, S. Antonson, M. Chiossi, F. Puenter, Mendelson Gallery,
Pittsburgh, PA
Tradition-Contradiction, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
1994 Contemporary Prints, curated by Sheena Wagstaff, Frick Art Museum,
Inner Realities, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill College, Greensburgh, PA
Alchemy, curated by Harry Schwab, Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA
The Art of Contemporary Print, Southern Alleghenies Museum, Johnstown, PA
Abstract Art-Group A, curated by Sheena Wagstaff,
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA
1993 10"x10" by A, Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

1 comment:

Miss Jane Mansfield said...

I linked into your site with a Fine Art Contemporary search & was drawn in with the word Alchemy_Discovery... Kate Temple... I am very interested in artists who in some way are using natural energy in the creative process... Somehow it captures the magic of life in away that transfers to the viewer a universal connectiedness... Thanks for the trip to Pittsburgh