In the First Prize winning painting Kitchen Story, Katherine Kurtz captures a sense of the sadness of childhood. Set in a kitchen as a toddler might view it, the vibrant reds and pinks of the painting are expressively countered by the scraffiti used to suggest both the figure of the child and an undefined mystery. Of 212 entries submitted to GoggleWorks, 79 works were accepted into the show and juried for prizes.
Kurtz shows often in the Philadelphia area and regularly at 3rd Street Gallery on 2nd Street, 45 N. 2nd Street, Philadlephia (3rdstreetgallery.com). She is known for her luscious use of color and a willingness to explore styles from the figurative to the completely abstract. Most recently she has been investigating distortions of the human figure to convey the moods we all share: fear, serenity, humor, dread or whimsy. Her work exists in private collections in the the US and the Uk as well as in corporate collections and can be seen on line at katherinekurtzpainter.com.
Kurtz maintains a studio in Narberth, PA and is available for studio visits by appointment. Contact her through her website.