Created during her Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts, working from a collected image bank plucked from print, internet sources, and storybooks, Trowbridge’s paintings are a mash up of images and references. Celebrities, animals, human body parts, cartoons, illustrations, advertisements, text and patterns crash over, squeeze between and gaze from shallow, ambiguous space. With horizontal borders at the top and bottom edges of the picture plane, the paintings suggest film stills. Multiple storylines appear to be running simultaneously and influencing alternate narratives. Her color, inspired by the Fauvist (wild beast) painters of the late 19th century exudes joy and bling, an exuberant baroque inclusion of everything.
About the Artist: Kit Trowbridge recently received her BFA from the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. In her work, Kit uses images from films, art history, architecture, and nature to build her painting surfaces layer by layer with a focus on color and shape.
About the Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency: In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The current Bresler Resident Artists present their work in a solo exhibition at VisArts.
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