Kathleen Kohl

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Artwork
Light Volume I, 2011, 8'-10" x 8'-9", luan/drywall
Light Chronology (interior), 2011, 6' x 6' x 12', luan/wood
Light Chronology (exterior), 2011, 6' x 6' x 12', luan/wood
Topography of Light II (overall), 2009, 13' x 7' x 11', luan/wood/mirrored plexiglass
Topography of Light II (reflection), 2009, 13' x 7' x 11', luan/wood/mirrored plexiglass
Kathleen
Kohl
Artist's Statement

My art is an investigation of perception and presence to more critically understand our relationship with space. Through the production of installations in which static and dynamic forces interact, viewers perceive a spatial experience. White and mirrored angular planes serve as a stage for light and shadow movement, and the interplay of elements due to the rising and setting of the sun mark the passage of time. The contrast of “concrete” planes versus the false depth projected in the mirrored surfaces calls into question spatiality and “realness’ as the boundaries between the installation and its surroundings become blurred. I also consider light’s polarity as a natural element marking time versus light as an artificial entity that can illuminate space at an individual’s will. My luminous forms appear to merge walls and space, making light appear as an actual volume as opposed to an ethereal element; energy is now suspended.

Bio/Resume

Kat Kohl (b. 1987- lives and works in New York) is currently participating in Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 2013 “do it” exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park. She was recently selected as a 2012 recipient of the Gullkistan Residency in Laugarvatn, Iceland. Her work has been featured in “Project Art 2012” for Project Paz, “Rainbows and Marshmallows” (2012) curated by Anne Huntington and Natalie Trainor, home of Nicole Cohen for the NYJL 17th Annual Spring House Tour (2012), 139 Art & Design Co-op (2011), and “Composition of the Surrounding” at AES/Repetti Gallery (2009). Kohl is also in the 2011 e-flux/Serpentine Galley “AUP Archive” for Art Basel.

www.katkohl.com