– IMPRINT is devoted to Livonia artist, Kate Paul, whose described style of “Whimsical Surrealism” often reveals in her works a balance between abstraction and representation. The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to study the artist’s evolution over the last decade, beginning with her early works, influenced by her background in theatrical scenery painting, and concluding with her final works, transformed by her introspection and perseverance after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010. Exhibits Director, Ryan Kaltenbach brings together over 40 works, featuring paintings, etchings, sketches, sculptures, and prose, by this self-taught artist who left an indelible imprint on the regional arts community.
Represented among her early works, are Rock of Ages, a diptych painting completed in 2007, as well as imagery from Staircase Mural, installed at the Royal Oak Public Library in 2009. Later works include the brooding Rust & Bone from 2013 and the celestial Dancing on the Milky Way, one of her last paintings created in 2016. Also presented are Kate Paul’s largely unseen sculptural work, including Saint Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc), sketches and etchings that often served as sources for larger studio paintings, and powerful written prose that reveals her deep-rooted passion to understand, create and live life to the fullest.
The Northville Art House will donated 15% of the gallery sales to the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance with matching funds provided by Gordy Paul.
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About our Exhibits
Every month, the Northville Art House features an art exhibition in the upper gallery. These exhibits highlight the work of some of the finest artists in Metro Detroit and throughout the country, in all mediums and genres. The work of emerging artists is also presented on an upper level exhibition wall. Opening receptions take place the First Friday of the month and are always free and open to the public.