February 28 - August 29
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 6-8 PM
GALLERY HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT and open Saturday, August 15, 9 am-12 pm; Saturday, August 22, 12 - 4 pm; Saturday, August 29, 10 am - 1 pm.
[Image (detail): Katie Pumphrey, Scribble Scrabbles, 48x48in, acrylic & spray paint on canvas, 2019]. To view the online exhibition, visit: https://www.katiepumphrey.com/scribblescrabbles.
WSS is pleased to present Scribble Scrabbles, a solo exhibition that features new work by Katie Pumphrey, including paintings and works on paper. Her work explores the tension between chaos and calm. Crisp edges and quiet shapes are at a constant teeter totter with playful movement and vibrating color. With turbulent brushstrokes and the suggestion of imagery, her work examines themes of reflex, confrontation, territory, and instinct.
Katie Pumphrey lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has participated in artist residencies at the Studios of Key West, Vermont Studio Center, Gallery Four, and the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Pumphrey is also a long distance, open water swimmer — who recently completed the Triple Crown of open water swimming— the English Channel, around the island of Manhattan, and the Catalina Channel. This aspect of her life often influences and drives her work.