Pen and Ink on Paper
30 x 44 inches
Meticulous Meditation Series
BIO: Katie Sehr received her BFA from the University at Buffalo (2000) and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005). Sehr has exhibited extensively throughout New York and across the country. Her work is included in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Art Institute of Chicago, and the corporate collections of Hodgson Russ LLP, First Niagara, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. www.katherinesehr.com
STATEMENT: Beyond all influences there is compulsion. I have a strong need to make meditative color field drawings. I record time through a simple yet complex mark making style. I delineate space. I, slowly, accumulate lines in a weaving pattern/non-pattern across an area of paper. Pattern/non-pattern means there is a subtle variation in the direction of each unique line. Yet it is the same signature mark repeated over again and again. A sort of script occurs while “writing.” Each “sentence” is a few inches long. The “sentences” start from different points and crisscross creating a rhythmic and consistent net which grows to the borders I have established along the periphery of the paper. I am using different ink pigments for each area of color. Compositions may include stripes, shapes or two colors fading into one another. The result of these static color field drawings is a calming quality. What I produce is beautiful, mysterious, and monumental.