Teapots and cups are familiar and comfortable icons; I create them as containers to hold images of visual art icons. High-art/low-art references come into play by utilizing the teapot or cup, common craft objects, as my sculptural archetype juxtaposed with images appropriated from ‘high art’. Quotation, allusion, abstraction, and art/craft references come into play as the repetitive knotting process simultaneously creates a structure, surface and image.
Artist Statement: Kate Anderson
“Kate Anderson uses the teapot as sculptural armature for her visual message. Pop icons within the canon of fine art are recreated using traditional knotting techniques thus blurring the boundaries between art and craft.”
— Nancy Margolis Gallery
So, who is Kate Anderson? I’ve been looking at her work online for years and it’s my great pleasure to introduce you to her if you don’t already know her work.
Kate Anderson, a painter since 1982, began knotting in 1996 after a workshop with noted textile artist Jane Sauer. Kate’s knotted objects often reference the work of famous painters from the pop era. Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the National Craft Gallery of the Irish Craft Council; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Over the past 30 years she has had extensive professional experience as a gallery director, curator, juror, panelist and workshop leader.
Thanks Kate for your art and your spirit. It’s good to have you here!
And here is my favorite piece.