Katherine Sehr: Small Obsessions

Friday, January 30th- Friday, March 13th, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, January 30th 6-9pm

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The Western New York Book Arts Center presents Katherine Sehr: Small Obsessions, an exhibition by Katherine Sehr on view from January 30th through March 13th, 2015. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held on Friday, January 30th from 6pm-9pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Small Obsessions is a series of large-scale meditative color field drawings produced from 2006-2014. Sehr’s work represents her skill and discipline as an artist merged with her past experience as a performer, combining expression, movement, timing, intuition and discipline into each drawing. Her drawings are heavily driven by process and follow a variation of pattern, representing a slow accumulation of lines across the paper. The use of color is limited which is both subtle and calming, mirroring her process. Sehr draws her inspiration from a number of different sources including Taoism, calligraphy, philosophy, driving, mathematics, dancing, history, and art history.

Katherine Sehr (born 1978) is a visual artist who lives and works in Buffalo, N.Y. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago with a concentration in print media. She was featured in the 2007 installment of Beyond / In Western New York. In 2008 she was represented at Art Miami by Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was formerly represented by Nina Freudenheim Gallery in Buffalo.

Sehr’s show is the first in the 5 x 12 series at WNYBAC, a NYSCA-funded yearlong residency program which features 5 artists over the course of twelve months. Katherine will also host a free artist’s talk & workshop that will give insight into her process on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 from 12-2pm. Pre-registration is required at www.wnybookarts.org/workshops. Gallery hours are 12-6pm,Wednesday-Saturday. Admission to the gallery and the opening reception is free.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA Erie County M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Evans Bank