Kathryn Van Dyke: New Paintings

September 5 - September 30, 2000

The STEPHEN WIRTZ GALLERY is pleased to announce an exhibitions new paintings by KATHRYN VAN DYKE.

In the small gallery, we will exhibit new, richly textured paintings by KATHRYN VAN DYKE. Van Dyke was the recent recipient of the SECA Art Award (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art, an auxiliary of SFMOMA) and will have an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in February 2001.

Van Dyke’s interests lie in structure, texture, form, and color. She seeks contradictory spaces and multiple perspectives. For instance, she has painted a number of works using metallic paint resulting in the surface shifting and changing according to the viewer’s perspective. Her juxtapositions create situations and forms that are unstable, ephemeral. 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 to us.

KATHRYN VAN DYKE (b.1957, Wisconsin) received her M.F.A. from Yale School of Art in 1993. Her work has been in numerous shows including the 1997 Bay Area Now show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and more recently at The Lab and Four Walls.