Gallery Openings and Events

CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery Presents Katie Thibault Cultivation/Harvest/Neglect

Photo courtesy of Flashpoint Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Flashpoint Gallery.

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Opening Reception: Friday, July 15 from 6pm to 8pm

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CulturalDC presents Cultivation/Harvest/Neglect by Katie Thibault from July 16th – August 13th, 2016, at Flashpoint Gallery, a series of ephemeral wall-based sculptures visually linked through references to gardens and human relationships. Through images of bodies, physical contact, and natural elements, the vellum and mixed media components allude to conflict, connection, and mortality. The color palette is intentionally restricted, drawing on the white wall of the gallery to give the works a ground while preserving the ephemeral nature of their construction. Some of the artworks grow into one another, eroding their expected boundaries.

The work connects to the artist’s memories of visits to her grandparents’ Iowa farm, and of time spent cultivating vegetable and flower gardens with her parents and siblings. The work reflects her continued investigation into the space between the objects, materials and corporeal experience in order to explore the disintegration of the distance between the self and external structures.

Katie Thibault works across a number of mediums, including computer graphics, drawing, painting, glass, metal, and interactive and performative works. She was a resident artist at the Arlington Arts Center for four years before relocating with her family to Seattle, Washington. She has exhibited in commercial and university galleries in the US, Europe and Canada and has received numerous grants, fellowships and awards.  She holds a doctorate in Media, Art and Text from Virginia Commonwealth University, and she received an MFA from The Ohio State University.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 6pm
  • or by appointment

Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW. For more information visit www.culturaldc.org.