Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Featured Ky Visual Artist, Letitia Quesenberry

"After H" Graphite on Plaster

"After H" (Detailed View)
Artist Statement
The majority of my favorite childhood moments involved wandering, usually resulting in long visits with the neighborhood animals. I had the great fortune to grow up with plenty of space to roam, yet surrounded by an ever-changing cast of dogs, kittens and cows– all of which provided endless circumstances to ponder. The process of absorbing these girlhood experiences has continually informed how I see and what I make– mainly, subdued artwork that explores ideas concerning historical memory and the opposition of individual versus collective experience. Drawing, for me, is an attempt to locate and reconvert moments of perceptual disjunction.

Letitia's Bio
Letitia Quesenberry graduated in 1993 with a bachelors degree in fine art from the University of Cincinnati. She has exhibited work at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY and in numerous group shows including “Potential Images of the World” at the Speed Art Museum and the “2007 DePauw Biennial" at DePauw University. Ms. Quesenberry has received grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Pace Trust, as well as an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She recently participated in a collaborative film project entitled MULTIPLY by the DOZENZ which was shown at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her work has been published in NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS and PITCH MAGAZINE. She was born in 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky, where she lives and works.

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