"Observe from a Far"
40" x 50" x 2 1/2" Acrylic, mixed media on canvas.
Awarded Honorable Mention - Oceanside Museum of Art 2020 Biennial
Available for sale. It can be delivered to Southern California framed or shipped internationally as rolled canvas. Please contact for shipping quote before purchase.
Selected smaller size reproductions available.
ABOUT THIS PIECE:
"Observe From Afar" focuses on local landscape that is currently owned by one of the largest national retail chain that cannot build on the property. Zoned for commercial yet environmentally protected, its fate is unknown. This painting dually serves as a historical document painted with a modern approach.
ABOUT THIS SERIES:
"Secluded & Convenient" is a visual story about past, present and future in a scarce undeveloped area in Carlsbad, North County San Diego. The inspiration comes from hidden gems in plain sight. Artist Kate Joiner draws upon an area physically close to her, as she is mesmerized by the objects and structures once cherished. Her work depicts a wide range of snapshots, tucked away for safety, including an abandoned equestrian farm, a vacant lot owned by Walmart, migrant workers who toil seven days a week, and the threat of California fires in protected brush. What some see as discarded, she imagines a narrative that came from the remnants and ponders what will become of the land's future development.
[Her] “work exhibits a definite mood and tone. Each piece feels like it’s a part of a story. Each image could serve as a warm reminder of memories long since faded.”(Gregory Siragusa, Co-Owner, Gallery at Marina Square,)
Often working with an intuitive style and randomness, Joiner uses a variety of techniques in her process. It can start with thrown paint, incorporated digital media and structured composition, as the images are tuned and developed, only be to picked apart, erased and left behind.
Observe from A Far was recognized by renown art critic Robert Pincus being awarded Honorable Mention at the Oceanside Museum of Art 2019 BIENNIAL Exhibit. This piece was included in the competitive juried selection, with over 1,500 entries. A link to the virtual exhibit can be seen here. https://oma-online.org/aa2019/