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Kate Howe
(Aspen, CO)
Artist Website

I expect more., Oil and charcoal on canvas, 60" x 47"

I seek to attain a personhood outside of sex through expulsion of psychic malware installed in all female-gendered humans by creating art which exposes, sometimes through humor, sometimes through confrontation, the paradox of femininity as it exists in the historical context of a patriarchal society, while at the same time struggling against the patriarchal hierarchical which creates a "female problematic." The practical existence of this kernel from which oppression or otherness follows is the gem of my artistic hunt. I, Kate, the person, am detritus of the continued production of this machine, and my aim is to throw a steel rod into the flywheel of complacency around the issue of agency, identity and the feminine.
I long to understand inherent sexism, to unravel it, historically and personally, from as many perspectives as possible, and as my understanding grows, to add my body of work: presenting my findings, outrages, personal empathies, traumas, and overcomings. In mining my own experience, determined to side-step the "hysteric" and "victim art," I intend to present work which acts as a repository for a similar experience, and empathetic broadband connection between the piece and the viewer, allowing the viewer a moment of connection, perhaps relief that they are not alone. I aim to create work which shares not only personal (and shared) trauma but which points at the absurdities created by the hypocritical, paradoxical, perfectly contained problematic of the female human.
My artistic practice is a research-heavy one. Through found, historical, and personal images, I edit and combine these images to reach for a truth or hard point about unsexed (but perhaps sexual) singular personhood in shared human space. While painting is often the medium I begin a project in, whichever medium best lends itself to expression is my sandbox. Construction, installation, fashion, film, sound, garbage, theater, performance, subversion, and writing are all essential elements of my practice, as is a deep and driving need to understand further the construct against which all artists, sexed female, will struggle. As my research leads me into philosophy, psychology and sociology of the human-animal and its history, the paradox of the segregation of purpose and ability through the assignment of gendering at birth and its subsequent societal framework becomes clearer and much harder to penetrate. I seek to create work which addresses those understandings of identity as it relates to sex, as it relates to capacity and capability. I seek to examine myself as a specimen created unwittingly by thousands of years of the patriarchal edict, and using myself as a starting point, examine issues of sex as it relates to all gendered people through creation of object, environment or experience.


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