Archer, After Gordon Park Photograph

Artist Name: Katherine Strause
Title of Artwork: Archer, After Gordon Park Photograph
Medium: Oil on canvas

Artist Bio:
Katherine Strause is a working artist and educator. She exhibits nationally and has work in many public and private collections. Ms. Strause is currently Chair of the Art Department and Professor of Painting at Henderson State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.

Artist Statement:
My current works come from found snapshots of women that are transformed into paintings. I look for a quality of liberty and rebellion in the attitude of the women. I love the expressive nature of paint and using color to create dynamic, energetic pieces. This work addresses the idea of transcendence, hope, and transformation. They are about women who are breaking free and energetically strutting their way past any limitations.

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