An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. ~ Andy Warhol
Historically, culture has been preserved on the surface of ceramics; it is my aim to document as well as create a dialogue about our contemporary culture on the surfaces of my sculptures. In a way, my works are almost an anti-monument- the viewer is able to relate to the piece and recognize that what is occuring in my sculptures is connected to what is happening today. They are about what the peoples are interested in. I specifically document that which is most popular at the moment; as time passes and fads go out of style and our culture’s interests change, my sculptures change as well.
I am currently working on my new series, ‘The End is NOW’. A preview piece is put up in the new gallery album to give your eyes a glimpse!
Also, the last 4 pieces of my series ‘Disorderly’ are in their album. Keep checking or follow my facebook fan page to keep up to date with my work and to get glimpses of my work in progress.
‘The End is NOW’: A series of work exploring the possible scenarios of the end of the world. Zombies, mutants, aliens, flues, bio-hazards, doomsday preppers come out to play as a Standing Dead, sculptural family.
ALSO! I have donated my piece ‘Designer Drugs’ to the 2013 Vancouver Art for Life Auction! See it there! I promise to be there this year
Recent past shows:
~Featured Artist for the month of May at the Gallery of BC Ceramics
~Inspired and Irregular at the Fort Gallery- shared show with Pat Barker
~“CRAM SOME ART INTO YOUR CHRISTMAS” Runs from Dec. 7 – Dec. 31, 2012.
~2013 Vancouver Art for Life- SOLD: Pigs Can Fly
~4 Artists who don’t know you either: Exhibition runs August 24 to September 21 2012.
SMASH Gallery of Modern Art presents: “4 Artists who don’t know you either”. Killer works by 4 of BC’s hottest young artists…
SMASH Gallery Of Modern Art has built a reputation on showing the work of established artists who have proven their mettle over the years by creating ground-breaking art against all odds without losing their sense of humor or the love of art making. On August 24th, SMASH presents 4 new artists who we feel embody the SMASH ethic:
Kathleen McGiveron’s work uses traditional ceramic figurines to present her reflections on popular culture, politics and partying. Kathleen graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2011 and recently completed her teaching degree at Simon Fraser University. Kathleen’s work has been in a number of shows in in Vancouver and Langley and her first solo show will take place in 2013 at the Gallery of BC Ceramics.
Each of these young punks work in traditional mediums with with a POP art edge. Painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. These 4 share a common love of pop culture with a youthful irony and a mastery of their mediums.Like Smash itself, they straddle the yellow line in the potholed highway between high and lowbrow art, without feeling the need to choose a side. You may never have heard of them, but now you have.
~The Hardware Show II – LMFAO SOLD on second day of show opening at the Fort Gallery.
Full Page interview with the Langley Advanced: http://www.langleyadvance.com/entertainment/Artist+creativity+ignited+hardware+challenge/6269125/story.html
~Bieber My Balls auctioned off at the Art for Life Auction in Vancouver on November 26 2011. SOLD
~Connections – Work shown in shared show with Bette Laughy.