Monday, October 20, 2008

Katherine Sherwood at Paule Anglim



Sherwood derives much of her painterly vocabulary from an occult book: Lemegeton or the Lesser Key of Solomon and the Angiograms after her cerebral hemorrhage in 199. She merges the two into a distinctive style, using calligraphic emblems, thickly poured paint and collage. Her images come from the junction of medieval magic and modern science, using contrasting signs to express meanings both seen and unseen. The larger pieces in this show are somewhat dry and don't express the complexity of older work. In this case, bigger is not better. Her smaller pieces work better and continue to draw the viewer into her unique vision.

14 Geary
October 1 – November 1, 2008
image from website
Sherwood's website: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~sherwood/sherwood/sherwoodhome.html
Interview: http://beautifuldecay.com/anthology.php?anthologyId=97&title=katherinesherwood

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