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Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2015
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LA><ART is pleased to present Drawings, an exhibition of new works by Kate Costello.
Costello’s “drawings” mediate the space between the fibrous and photographic; each piece a
fabric cutout sewn onto stretched canvas assumes the form of a silhouetted photogram from a
distance and a patchwork painting up close. Costello’s drawings utilize an idiosyncratic language
of visuals that range from abstract shapes to immediately recognizable iconography. Each
drawing functions as a monumental pixel, and when tiled together on the wall as a backdrop,
evokes an aesthetic of crude theatricality consistent in her work. These drawings are in keeping
with Costello’s larger practice (which is largely interdisciplinary) in their inclination to “frame the
frame”. In her use of graphic figuration, Costello’s work calls upon the quality in which female
bodies are reduced to symbols of consumption.
About the Artist
Kate Costello is a Los Angeles based artist. Her past exhibitions include “Inside this Human
Clay”, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles (2013); “Ten Years”, Wallspace, New York (2013); Made in LA,
Hammer Museum in collaboration with LA><ART, Los Angeles (2012); “Kiki & Me” Wallspace,
New York (2011); “Making Due” Green Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven;
“THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; a billboard project
for LA><ART, Los Angeles; “Cockaigne”, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles (2010); “Tattooed
Ladies”, Wallspace, New York, 2008; “Kate Costello”, F-Space, Los Angeles (2003); “One
Another, F-Space, Los Angeles (2002), and “Small Building & Small Cities”, Storage, Los
Angeles, CA (2001).
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