November 13 - January 18, 2003
For Kathryn Van Dyke, a poetic element in painting coalesces when several different symbols or paint passages come together and create a new meaning. Van Dyke’s abstract paintings encourage the viewer’s interpretation and personal response. Her interest lies in structure, texture, form, and color. She seeks contradictory spaces and multiple perspectives. In this new body of work, Van Dyke has used silver metallic paint which causes a shifting of the surface according to the light and the viewer’s perspective. In her painting she looks for a kind of disorientation, followed by a reorientation into a place that we have never seen but that is familiar.