The Black Moon: New Works by Kate Iverson Opens at SooLocal October 3rd.

Posted on September 30, 2014

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SooLocal (3506 Nicollet Ave): A Division of Soo Visual Arts Center Presents, The Black Moon: New Works by Kate Iverson opening Friday October 3, 2014, 6-9PM and runs October 3 – November 8, 2014. Soo Local is open Saturdays Noon-4pm.

In The Black Moon, Kate Iverson combines modern design sensibilities with natural elements in a blend of photography, collage and painting. In June of 2014, Iverson was awarded an artist residency through Tofte Lake Center's Emerging Artists Program via the Jerome Foundation. During the weeklong residency, she captured photographic imagery in and around the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and wrote an abstract narrative as a companion piece to the work, which is included in the exhibit.

Iverson digitally manipulates this series of nature photographs captured in Minnesota's north woods in high contrast black and white, drawing out organic, abstract compositions. The pieces are then layered with hand-painted shapes, lines and patterns, tempering the wildness of nature with the structure of design. In some Pagan cultures, a Black Moon event is considered a time when rituals and spells are more powerful. Iverson's artistic experimentations have an eerie effect that leave the viewer contemplating the hidden mysteries of nature and it's spiritual potential. The works are digital collage edging into optical illusion, unearthly and startling symmetry is revealed through manipulating, inverting and layering the images.

In addition to Iverson's physical body of work, she has collaborated with artist and fellow Tofte Lake Center resident, Blake Carrington (Brooklyn, NY), pairing his original sound composition captured and created during the residency with her exhibit.

Tofte Palimpsest by Blake Carrington
sound installation, stereo, 16:00

While artist-in-residence at Tofte Lake Center in summer 2014, Carrington made hundreds of audio recordings around the lake and environs.  Compiled and released as a double disc set, in an edition of one, the sound library is located in a cabin at TLC and is available for anyone to use if they can find it.  Tofte Palimpsest is a composition created from those sounds, performed and recorded live one week later at Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis.  Adding the ability to process and manipulate the sounds live are several custom sound modules programmed by Carrington: his “Hae”, “Granular Extender”, “CScan” and “PreRec” sound engines.

Blake Carrington (b. 1980) works within the spheres of the visual, sound, and performing arts.  He recently staged a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, performed with Soundwalk Collective at the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme in Paris, and received a travel study grant from the Jerome Foundation to research contemporary media arts in Japan.  Previously he completed a commission for Radio del Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid and performed in the River to River Festival in New York.  He has been artist-in-residence at LMCC's Swing Space, Rustines Lab in Montreal and Haeinsa Temple in South Korea, among others.  In 2011 he received a NYSCA grant in support of his debut CD release concert at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York.  Blake was born in Indiana and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Kate Iverson is a mixed media artist and creative director from Minneapolis, MN. From fine art to branding to interiors, she applies her artistic talents to both personal and commercial projects.



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