Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kate Gilmore at Tyler School of Art, by Produce

Press Release
For Immediate Release

October 2008

Kate Gilmore
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
7725 Penrose Ave, Elkins Park
October 15 – October 25

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Star Bright, Star Might, 2007, Video

Produce Exhibitions is proud to present the work of Kate Gilmore. The exhibition will run from October 15—25, 2008.

In her work, Kate Gilmore takes on the roles of specific characters who coordinate their costumes with the settings in which they attempt to complete difficult tasks, which may or may not result in success. As an artist who views her work as sited among sculpture, video, and performance, Gilmore deals with the female experience in a way that exemplifies the idea of struggle: “the struggle to make it past something, or to achieve something, or this kind of against-all-odds scenario.” Gilmore’s videos embrace both humor and empathy while referencing painterly composition and color and the “endurance” performance of the 70s.

Gilmore will show a new sculpture and a corresponding video along with a selection of earlier works.

Kate Gilmore received a BFA from Bates College in 1997 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2002. She has exhibited in solo shows at spaces including Artspace in San Antonio, Texas; Maisterravalbuena Galeria in Madrid, Spain; and CESAC Centro Sperimentale Per Le Arti Contemporanee in Caraglio, Italy; and various group exhibitions.

Gilmore was recently awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (2007). She is also currently exhibiting at Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania until December 2008, and in the winter will show at Granco Soffianto Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy.

A reception will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Tyler Gallery, Tyler Hall, Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park. The artist will participate in a Q&A in the gallery at 7:00 p.m.

This exhibition is organized by Produce Exhibitions President Sheila Whitsett and Vice President Angela Washko.

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