Washington Studio School Presents Katie Pumphrey Scribble Scrabbles

By Editorial Team on March 2, 2020
Katie Pumphrey, Tilt-a-whirl, acrylic & spray paint on canvas.
Reception: Friday, March 6 from 6 to 8pm

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Washington Studio School (WSS) is pleased to present Scribble Scrabbles, a solo exhibition that features new work by Baltimore artist and WSS instructor Katie Pumphrey. Her paintings and works on paper explore the tension between chaos and calm. Crisp edges and quiet shapes are at a constant tug-of-war with playful movement and vibrating color. With turbulent brush strokes and the suggestion of imagery, her work examines themes of reflex, confrontation, territory and instinct.

Scribble Scrabbles explores the connection between that familiar scramble in finding calm when chaos is swirling around us, and a hint of humor and lightheartedness. Like the jokes we make to brighten the moment or lighten the load. This work dives in with playfulness, and explores how we react to the chaos in our worlds and the rollercoasters we all ride between our ears.

About the Artist
Katie Pumphrey lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has participated in artist residencies at the Studios of Key West, Vermont Studio Center, Gallery Four, and the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Pumphrey is also a long distance, open water swimmer — who recently completed the Triple Crown of open water swimming— the English Channel, around the island of Manhattan, and the Catalina Channel. This aspect of her life often influences and drives her work.

About Washington Studio School
Washington Studio School is a nonprofit arts organization in Washington, DC whose mission is to teach the visual language and the skills essential to developing and expressing a personal vision through classes, workshops, exhibitions and programs.

Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S St. NW.