Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Gilding Demonstration @Digging Pitt

Gilding Demonstration with Katherine Young

April 1, 2007 at 2pm.
Free and open to the public.
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Katherine Young’s work, currently on exhibit at Digging Pitt Gallery, mixes the obsessive decoration and fervent craft usually associated with religious art. The explicit sexual imagery calls into question our definitions of sacred and profane. Katherine's work explores feminine gender anxieties provocatively and innocently, with something a bit disturbing underneath. The mixed media manipulation of traditional, domestic, and kitsch elements resonates with the mystical and the mundane, the illogical and the ideal. Seemingly paradoxical, it often encompasses morbid elements of the female experience.

Katherine will be demonstrating gilding, a technique that she uses to great advantage in her work. This ancient technique has been used to decorate temples and sculpture, imbuing the wooden support with the luster of fine metals.

Katherine Young
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