Katheryn Holt

Katheryn Holt infuses the female figure with a cut-and-paste patchwork of history and textural content. Holt lays onto wood panels a ground of silk-screened images of old family photographs and magazine advertisements taken from women's magazines of the 1950's and 1960's. The single figures she renders on top of this text and nostalgic imagery gaze out at the viewer, but more often turn away; receding into the flatness of the wood surface. Like the layers of cracked surface paint and weathered advertisements found on aging city walls, these figures find themselves engulfed in a composition of passing time and history.