Kathryn Mecca, MFA 2020

April 1-4, 2020

Opening Reception: April 3rd, 6-8pm

Amalfi in Philadelphia, 2019, oil on polyester, 27" x 54"

Pink Bot, 2019, acrylic and oil on canvas, 36" x 18"

Artist Statement

I work with oil paint and digital tools to express ideas of presence, intimacy, delusion, and technology. I explore connections between people and how intimacy is experienced. I grasp onto the more quiet, nuanced moments and shift away from overtly narrative aspects. Layers, materials, and forms are merged and unified. Synthetic materials and applications meet with lavish opulence to create a cheapened yet indulgent atmosphere. Historically technical methods are blended with new technological systems to capture the cold familiarity of the ever changing present.