Aided, Inspired, Multiplied
To reach, not the point where one no longer says I, but the point where it is no longer of any importance whether one says I. We are no longer ourselves. Each will know his own. We have been aided, inspired, multiplied.
–A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze + Guattari
Assemblage, sculpture and installation from Oakland-born artist Kathleen King transforms found materials through arrangement–interlocking, piling, stacking, hanging, and leaning. The work draws inspiration from urban surroundings to reference construction sites, homeless encampments, buildings, streets, signage and fences. King explores social states of co-existence, contingency and control, focusing attention on how we make our social environments and, in turn, are made by them.
About the Artist
Kathleen King was born in Oakland, CA and has a BA in Art from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been exhibited at Mercury 20 Gallery, The Compound Gallery, Pro Arts, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and the City of Berkeley’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Building. Her work is represented in numerous private collections.