Katherine is interested in our relationship with nature and the overpowering existence and necessity of shelter in the modern world. Nature haunts her interior scenes as it becomes clear that there is no escaping it: the mind does not rest and often seeks the other, no matter where one is. We may strive towards finding hideaways but then pine for time apart from them, envisioning and being drawn to wilderness once more.
This exhibition consists of a selection of brand new work by the artist - bold, vibrant and full of clarity, along with older pieces that have never been shown before - dark, grainy and searching amidst bright, quiet spaces.
Sunlight pervades; flowers and outlines of trees and sky erase parts of walls and faces; the body and its aspects become animalistic, recalling experiences of the great outdoors gone by.
Photographs are piled onto three walls and Katherine invites others to contribute images of their own hideaways to the exhibition. These will be displayed on a wall as small postcard-sized photographs, each priced at £10. This makes for a fascinating and varied exploration of the concept of shelter and hideaways.
All proceeds from the postcards and 10% of profits from Katherine’s own work will go to Parkinson’s UK, a charity that is close to the artist’s heart.