kate schutz


Kate Shutz will be painting live at the New Craft Coalition Spring Show + Sale event. She writes,

"My work is about memory. The past is a deeply personal and resonant place for people and I am always looking at ways to capture these feelings on canvas; immortalize them and make them big. There is both a sense of comfort and awkwardness in my work reflecting the bittersweet aspect of nostalgia. Neither entirely happy nor sad, I try to represent a universal experience that humanizes us.  My source images are snapshots from other people’s photo albums and most recently images from strangers via requests on the Internet. I am especially drawn to photos that are blurry, disintegrating or over-exposed because visually they look so much like our foggy, fading memories."