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Finding solidarity in deviants, drifters, and the overly sensitive, Katie Halton shares her stories of struggle through ultra-textured portraits.

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Finding solidarity in deviants, drifters, and the overly sensitive, Katie Halton shares her stories of struggle through ultra-textured portraits. Her paintings on velvet combine simplified imagery and suggestive titling to create iconographical dialogue between her existentially weary characters and their audience, ultimately seeking reverence for the irreverent.

Her recent work pays homage to …

Finding solidarity in deviants, drifters, and the overly sensitive, Katie Halton shares her stories of struggle through ultra-textured portraits. Her paintings on velvet combine simplified imagery and suggestive titling to create iconographical dialogue between her existentially weary characters and their audience, ultimately seeking reverence for the irreverent.

Her recent work pays homage to the European and Asian tradition of painting on velvet. Fascinated by the irony of it all—velvet’s historical role in both high and low cultural operations—Halton applies the technique to her …

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1709 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL, US