Acrylic, spray paint, polystyrene, concrete and cut paper on stretched canvas
24 x 26 x 2 inches
In her most recent body of work, Katie Lane focuses on experiences from the internal and external environments of our day-to-day. Influenced by mood, weather, New England architecture, and culture, it’s her intention for the viewer to feel pulled in by the work with its subtle familiarity only to stay longer to look deeper into the detail and craft, finding the uncanniness that these pieces provoke. Lane makes use of traditional and untraditional media to create a colorful and gritty marriage between painting and sculpture. She is fascinated by the textures of everyday life and what they say about our culture’s politics around infrastructure as it stands to be an ever-changing, collapsing, manmade, and industrial landscape, as well as the psychological nature of what it means to have an expectation decay, eventually becoming a complete fallacy. Lane’s process is experimental, cyclical, and self-sustaining using both industrial material and traditional acrylic paint and mediums. Material that was pulled off one painting might be the finishing element to the next. Each piece is constructed in an honor of her extensive time looking down at crumbling sidewalks or a weathered moment on the side of a building. It is an acknowledgment of tradition and an abandonment of it all at once, a push and pull to understand what it means to be living in this rapidly altering moment.