KATHLEEN KING

My assemblages, sculptures, and installations arrange discarded materials, questioning established hierarchies of value by connecting materials, design, and structure with the precarities encountered in personal, social, and political contexts. Often drawing inspiration from urban surroundings, I reference construction sites, architecture, streets, and encampments. Influenced by art-historical sources from Constructivism to Arte Povera to African-American quilts, I explore states of co-existence, contingency and control. Attention is drawn to how we make our social environments and in turn are made by them. As the works juxtapose, engage, and balance they challenge viewers into empathy with sculptural objects and with each other.

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Other Lives,

solo show at Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA


Aided, Inspired, Multiplied,

solo show at Pro Arts Gallery + Commons, Oakland, CA


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