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Fires and Fluidity by Katrose Woodward // 3pm-9pm

Friday, September 8, 3pm-9pm

Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District The Canopy by Hilton 159 Morgan St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Fires and Fluidity by Katrose Woodward / DK Johnston

"Fires and Fluidity" invites viewers to reflect on the intricate relationship between humanity and the environment, blurring the boundaries between reality and the fantastical. Through the juxtaposition of abstract expressionism and storytelling, the paintings aim to evoke emotions, provoke thought, and inspire a sense of connection and responsibility towards our planet. The abstract forms in the paintings take on organic and fluid shapes, representing the chaos, unpredictability, and volatility of the changing climate. Bold brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and fluid compositions mirror the rapidly shifting environmental patterns, reflecting the intensity and urgency of these moments.

Interwoven within the abstract expressions are moments of detailed storytelling. In these intricately rendered sections, the narrative unfolds, focusing on human interactions and their relationship with the changing climate. Each detailed element serves as a visual anchor, depicting individuals navigating through environmental challenges, adapting to shifting landscapes, or finding solace in the beauty of nature. These storytelling moments bring a sense of relatability and emotional depth to the abstract narrative, providing glimpses into the human experience amidst the backdrop of climate transformation.

By combining abstract expressionism with detailed storytelling, the series aims to engage viewers on multiple levels. The abstract forms spark the imagination and encourage viewers to interpret the visual narratives through their own lens, while the moments of detail draw them into intimate human stories connected to the climate.

"Fires and Fluidity" invites viewers to embark on a journey of imagination and introspection, encouraging them to reflect on their own place within the grand tapestry of nature and the collective responsibility we share in safeguarding our planet's future.

Bio: Katrose Woodward (b. 1995) is an American figurative artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of Parsons: The New School of Design in NYC, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Woodward’s work is characterized by a highly detailed and narrative approach to portraiture, as well as a strong interest in the intersection of identity and history. Her paintings primarily feature women and seek to explore their experiences in a way that is both deeply personal and socially relevant.

Having grown up in close proximity to Los Angeles, the city’s emphasis on storytelling through cinematography and animation heavily impacted her artistic development. Throughout Woodward’s works, stories of the present and past are hidden. Her work is driven by the desire to celebrate women’s stories, highlighting outdated notions of female fragility and exploring methods in which to lift women up. After the completion of a painting, she then often creates an animation of the piece to further bring to life its story and movement.

She has exhibited internationally and domestically in group shows including Royal Society for Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers in London, England, The National Arts Club in NYC, and The Heliotrope Foundation online. Her work is held in a number of private collections.

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