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Kathy Grove

Kathy Grove


1970 B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1975 M.A. University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI
1976 M.F.A. University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI


Kathy Grove often alters famous paintings and photographs. In "The Other Series: After Benton," the artist removes the female figure and fabricates a seamless background. Thomas Hart Benton's Persephone depicts the myth that explains the changing of the season, yet addresses far more. Persephone is a spectacle, simultaneously looked at and displayed; she is the embodiment of nature. As Grove has removed the female figure, the social and pictorial structure collapse. Erasing the woman shifts the events and relationships that have typically been portrayed.

Groves' work is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Brooklyn Museum, NY, and Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA among others. She has widely exhibited through out the United States, including New Art on Paper, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, Image Interrupted, Boston Center for the Arts, MA, Bluebeard, Arthur Sackler Gallery, CT and Quotations, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT.

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  The Other Series After Thomas Hart Benton by Kathy Grove

The Other Series After Thomas Hart Benton

1997
screen print
18.25" x 19.5"
edition size: 20
$600