Collage work allows an artist to bring together many different elements from various sources to describe a situation, express specific ideas or tell a story that would be incomplete if only one source (painting, photography, etc.) was used. Kathleen Kenyon exploits this unique quality of collage at various times to 'comment on instructions men and women receive from the print media' to 'deal with the concept of cultural roles that men and women learn' and to 'explore my understanding of mother/daughter relationships.'
During her stay as artist-in-residence at Light Work Kenyon worked on a series of collages concerning the relationship of sisters (Kathleen has an identical twin sister, Colleen). These images continue her investigation of mixed media photography and her interest in cultural/family roles, education, and how these systems effect intimate relationships.
Kathleen is an artist, educator and arts administrator. Since 1974, she has shown her work in over 70 exhibitions nationwide. In 1982 she received a CAPS grant and her work has been published in several magazines and journals. She lives in Woodstock, NY and is the Assistant Director of the Catskill Center for Photography there.
Jeffrey Hoone (c) 1985