On the Spot with Kate Casanova β€’ Weekend Journal #200

Weekend Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, May 14, 2022

Interdisciplinary artist Kate Casanova (@kate_casanova) greets us from her solo exhibition Gut Feeling, to share about her new works opening at YI GALLERY (@yigalleryny), coinciding with the NYC X DESIGN Festival and Industry City (@industrycity) Open Studios this weekend!

Kate Casanova’s hyper-tactile sculptures evoke the paradoxical experience of being a body. One can know their own body intimately and yet the inner workings remain utterly mysterious. Organs carry out tasks beneath flesh and microbes flourish in guts without direction from the human in which they inhabit. Even though science provides brilliant explanations of how we function, to occupy a body is to be both at home and amidst an alien landscape. Utilizing a wide range of materials - including paper clay, polymer gypsum, vintage fur, fabric and acrylic paint - Casanova creates abstract sculptures that evoke a definition of a body that defies easy categorization.

We send our thanks to Casanova for giving us this luminous look into her work! You can attend the opening of Gut Feeling, today Saturday, May 14th from 3-6 pm. And you can visit the exhibit at YI GALLERY all weekend from 12 - 6 pm! It will be on view through July 9th. ✨🧢🌈🎨🌈🧢✨

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