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Kathryn Vestal: ADHD
MAY 18 - JUNE 15, 2019
reception: Saturday May 18th 6-9 pm
KATHRYN VESTAL | ADHD
Plush Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Kathryn Vestal, titled "ADHD". The artist is graduating this spring with her Bachelor of Visual and Performing Arts degree from The University of Texas at Dallas. She is a 2018 recipient of the Asel Art Award for Painting, and has participated in a number of student group shows, at UTD, Eastfield College, and the UNT Art Gallery. This is her first solo exhibition.
In her words, "the work conveys the frustration of living with ADHD and depression through abstract paintings. This series is documenting my personal journey through the frustration of learning to live with my disorders. It emphasizes the monotony of daily routines, such as taking pills every morning, by using repetition of patterns. These abstracted patterns resemble pills and are painted with thick oil paint to bring emphasis to these elements. I play with thick and thin paint to explore the emotional space in the work, intermixing the piece between background and foreground. This push and pull of space, combined with the tactile paint, and animated repetition, are elements I use to give the works the heightened anxiety and frustration I personally feel daily."
Black Market Bodega (closing)
organized by Raymond Butler and Christopher Machorro
In addition, the closing reception for "Black Market Bodega" will be presented. This group exhibition features small works of 20 local illustrators from the DFW area. Work featured in this guerilla style exhibition makes references to pop culture, feminism, tattoos, mythology, cartoons, and sexuality.
Artists include: Mikeaych, Pompom Betty, Kid-Kimchi, Rotten Hannah, Mike Townsend, Gino Dal Cin, Pulploss, Volta Voloshin Smith, Fantasy-Boy Taro, Ian Wortham, Meatyfingers, Narco Nick, Mylan Nguyen, Brent Ozaeta, Kid Ray, Dyemond Daniel, Raul Rodriguez, Jessi, Macho My Dude, and Marco Sanchez.
For more information, contact gallery owner / director Randall Garrett at 469-551-3967.