Exhibition 20 Octoberto 30 November, 2003
Katie Holten’s art acknowledges the inevitability of entropy, but counters it with an irrepressible energy drawn from a highly combustible mixture of idealism and absurdism. Her artistic persona is that of both dreamer and doer. Her proliferating drawings, which oscillate between crudeness and delicacy, the slapdash and the finely honed, resemble quasi-scientific schemata. They are graphic reminders of the purposeless, focus-free exhilaration of the act of imagining for its own sake. Her works recall the childhood pleasures of mapping out imaginary territories, of dreaming up impossible schemes, of escaping, however briefly, into a world of delicious fantasy.