Kate McQuillen “Letters” November 11 – December 19, 2005
“Letters” — an installation by Kate McQuillen
Primarily a printmaker, McQuillen aims to identify and translate the fleeting and indirect nature of language–to convery the most elusive qualities of languages rhythm, structure and meaning. McQuillen converts the texts from letters and conversations into visual structures. Resulting surfaces are the accumulation of marks and forms, which seem to float like detached membranes, oscillating as if being viewd though a shifting lens. in these colorful and detailed prints and 3-dimensional works, sentences are reduced to patterns and rhythms, while words become symbols and colors. McQuillen’s structures allow for event he description of the silence between spoken words to come forth.