Social Graces: Mixed Media Journal Entries
January 19 - May 13, 2017
Although she is an artist living and working in the heart of New York, Katie Bacon has deep roots in Albany. Even before receiving her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the Universiy of Georgia, she was a practicing artist with solo and group exhibitions since youth. Her work has been displayed throughout her home state and in NYC. Katie is also a professional freelance makeup artist with over eight years of experience in production, editorial and bridal makeup.
The works in her exhibition are part of her unique style, combining photographs and traditional painting methods into collage. They are done in spirit of an Instagram image and her emotional response to living in NYC as a Southerner.
"Recently, I've taken inspiration from everyday life through the use of journalistic imagery and Instagram culture," said Katie. "This latest series incorporates personal photos taken with an iPhone camera and acylic paint, arranged onto square canvas to mimic the social media platform. My intention is to seamlessly combine photography and abstract expressionism in a way that creates movement and emotion for the viewer to experience and I can relive in another way."