Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Atlas Uh-oh, Sarah Irvin’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Sarah Irvin creates dynamic, rich images that contain an activated freshness while ruminating on the strength and limitations of language and memory. Her process for her ink series reflects the shifting nature of memory, the evolution of language on an individual and societal level, and how the dependability of both can be lost over time. The series was initially inspired by her grandfather’s loss of language due to Alzheimer’s disease. Now, Irvin uses the limited language skills of her 18-month-old daughter as a starting point, shifting her focus from the end of our relationship with words to the beginning.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Along the Way, an exhibition of new work by Josette Urso. Josette Urso’s paintings are driven by a sense of urgency to record a fleeting moment. She translates the sensory experience of inhabiting a space through her manipulation of the paint, activating the surface in an energetic, tactile representation of her perception. All of the elements of place from every direction are captured in one plane, exploring its forms, light, and energy.