Katie Hector: Cyborgs Never Die 13th April – 7th May 2023 Moosey Hackney Road Hoxton London E2 8GY
Moosey announces the opening of their second London Gallery, featuring Cyborgs Never Die, a solo exhibition with American Artist, Curator and Writer, Katie Hector. Opens: Thursday 13th April, 6-9 pm. Moosey are delighted to reveal the opening of their second gallery, located Hackney Road, Hoxton, E2 8GY.
The space will be the home to monthly solo exhibitions hosted by emerging, international artists. Moosey’s strength is being inclusive and finding exciting new work, often with the aim of bringing lesser-known artists, to the forefront. This coming year Moosey will be showcasing work from fresh new artists, such as Murray Clarke (UK) and Nanhee Kim (South Korea) as well exhibiting as some familiar faces like Alex Chien (Greece) and The Tvorogov Brothers (Russia).
When I look at the painting I’m thinking about toxic people, or apocalyptic people in the future, living in an atmosphere that’s heavily polluted and radioactive and glowing a little.
Katie Hector b.1995, New Jersey, USA, earned a BFA in painting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2014. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally garnering her recognition in the form of awards and scholarships.
Hector’s studio practice revolves around a series of process-based paintings that layer dye and bleach to create intimate, glowing portraits that symbolise loss, grief, intimacy, and longing. Katie’s larger-than-life faces are painted as if the artist knows them well, sometimes she does – often painting her friends and family.
But she also draws people that she doesn’t know, working from images from the internet and social media. Her talent for capturing the complexity of human emotion is a technical, problem-solving approach. When she first started using dye, her colour palette was limited to red, yellow and blue. But she worked towards including more acidic greens and blues which brings a whole new environmental angle to her work.
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