An exhibition of painting and mixed media by Katlyn Hubner The Steve Gilbert Gallery
Opening Thursday December 13, 2018
Reception 5-9PM on December 13 during the Capital Hill Art Walk Closing Reception December 30, 2018 3-6PM
With Intimacy Issues Katlyn Hubner brings another in her series of solo exhibitions of painting, mixed media, and performance to the Seattle area. Like her previous two exhibits, #SexUntold (January 2018) and Plastic (June 2018), Intimacy Issues is an unblinking look at the complexities of human gender identity and the often messy dynamics
of relationships of all kinds.
With colors that are often almost lurid, the result of the use of colored light gels on her models, Hubner creates raw images with a to-the-gut emotional impact. Some of her works depict only arms and hands, reaching out, grasping, in a seemingly desperate attempt to connect. Her paintings suggest an influence of Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, and Alice Neel, and possibly Egon Scheile, yet her vision and execution are clearly her own, unique.
To emphasize the tension between aloneness and intimacy, the entrance to the gallery will be configured to permit an interpersonal experience through the “Void". Hubner wants to create the feeling of being an isolated individual who is transported into a realm where she/he/they is free to interact with others or to remain alone. The Void brings a journey to come to the two dimensional pieces that one must walk through and in no way can be replicated ever. The paintings serve to emphasize the choices people make when faced with the potential for intimate connection.
Written release by Mirror Magazine