KC Lockrem will exhibit mixed media works on paper throughout November. “I will be in a group show at the Aspen Art Museum in November, as well, exhibiting large oil color field paintings,” Lockrem explains.
“In my mixed media work, I collaborate with materials that I create and with those materials that I collect to form a narrative pictorial,” Lockrem writes in her artist’s statement. “This process is what I use to add depth and layers to my two dimensional surfaces. In the adaptation of materials the surface becomes the stage in which certain directives take focus. Ribbons can interact as grid formations that reflect genetic patterns or social and economic ideologies representational of human behavior. Figurative portraits symbolize thought process, creative potential and spiritual motivation. Pop culture and iconic imagery mirror cultural evolution. Found objects interact on a 3D scale inviting the viewer to become part of a treasure hunt. Color synergistically unites the physical and spiritual influences I celebrate through expression and prayer.”