This show is an ode to following curiosity, materials, and ideas wherever they may go, without expectations. Each group of work satisfies a different part of Katherine Duclos’ neurodivergent, impulsive, inattentive, yet hyper-focused brain, as she responds to different material tangents and “what if” questions. To only pose one question at a time, to answer only one, with one material or process seems impossible in the face of infinite colour interactions. She states, “I cannot possibly follow through on all of my ideas at once.” But this exhibition represents her earnest attempt to set fewer limits on her creativity and follow the “colour rabbit hole” where it leads.
Katherine Duclos (b. 1980, Massachusetts) received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2012 in Brooklyn, NY. After 10 years in New York, she moved to Vancouver, BC in late 2017 with her family, where she maintains a multi-media studio practice. Her current work deals with themes of motherhood and its often invisible emotional toll. She has exhibited her work across the United State and Canada. She has worked as a teaching artist for organizations such as Studio in a School in New York City and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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