KATIE PUMPHREY: REARRANGING ROOMS
NOV 12, 2017 — JAN 4, 2018
Project 1628 / 1628 Bolton St Baltimore, MD
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION: Thursday, Jan 4, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Project 1628 is pleased to present the solo exhibition, Katie Pumphrey: Rearranging Rooms, on view November 12, 2017 – January 4, 2018. The reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, November 12th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. The artist will also hold a gallery talk and closing reception on Thursday, January 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Both receptions and artist talk are free and the public is warmly invited to attend.
The exhibition is by appointment only at all other times. Contact the artist to schedule a viewing appointment.
Katie Pumphrey’s paintings and installations explore the tension between movement and stillness. With turbulent brushstrokes on paper and canvas, and the suggestion of imagery or reference of space, her work examines themes of confrontation, reflex, territory, and instinct.
Rearranging Rooms showcases all new artwork by Katie Pumphrey. In this new body of work, Pumphrey explores the repeated process of settling into a space or moment, making it your own, and finding comfort — only to have the situation change. You lose control, the lights go out, a wave comes — the moment forces the meter to reset, and yet again, you have to start from the beginning. You find yourself in a dark room or an overwhelming space, and you scramble to find your footing and move forward. These moments shift over and over again. You rearrange the room, ease the tension, and harness the chaos.
Katie Pumphrey has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has participated in artist residencies at the Studios of Key West, Vermont Studio Center, Gallery Four, and the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Katie is also a long distance, open water swimmer- who swam the English Channel in 2015- this aspect of her life often influences and drives her work. Katie lives and works in Baltimore, MD.