July 11 – August 24, 2014
Here and Now Gallery
Part of Contemporary Artist Series 2014:
Texas NEWS (North, East, West, South)
Mixed media drawing
Contemporary Artist Series 2014: Texas NEWS (North, East, West, South)
The 2014 Contemporary Artist Series examines diverse artists in the Texas arts scene. The media they work in range from tiny drawings to giant paintings, along with printmaking and multimedia installations.
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Katie Maratta - Central
From the central area is Austin-based artist Katie Maratta. Maratta received a BA from Princeton University and worked as an illustrator and cartoonist before focusing on the Texas landscape. Specifically, the Texas horizon.
The typical piece is just one inch high, but four feet long and often includes iconic Texas elements such as pumpjacks, silos, and fence lines. Because these details cannot be seen all at once, the viewer must "travel" the piece, an experience that parallels seeing the landscape from a moving car.