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Kate Walker

ART Habens

Outwest RV's, 33 x 51, 2014 from the Bad Behaviour series

takes place is political on some level. The politics of a situation is not always acknowledged or explicit. I am interesting in exaggeration and also combining history, real life experience with fictions, to further reveal political moments. I am very interested in art and very interested in politics, as well as in the relationship and possibilities between them. In Bad Behaviour, a series of paintings, I have used small town scenes in rural Idaho as stages or backdrops for characters like the Lone Ranger. I am interested in the nostalgia that continues today for the colonial past. Sites like Mount Rushmore have totally different

connotations depending on which cultural viewpoint you look with. To tribal groups, it is sacred land. To many Americans, it is a tourist site of great patriotic significance. In my work about this site, I was interested to include these clashing references. Militarized lifestyles, folk histories, and patriotic signs rub shoulders in this series of works. In Out of Bounds you have explored the construction of gender: I have particularly enjoyed the way you probe the evocative potential of the medium in order to provide the viewer of an extension of our usual perceptual parameters: this allows you to

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