Rural Remnants: Barns, Cribs, and Elevators by Katie Plucker


FREE: open to the public
DATE
August 19 — October 30
TIME
10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
WHERE
Weaver Lobby Gallery and McIlrath Landing Gallery

Rural Remnants: Barns, Cribs, and Elevators by Katie Plucker

Rural Remnants: Barns, Cribs, and Elevators by Katie Plucker from August 19th – October 30th

Katie Plucker’s work reflects her life in northwest Iowa – waterscapes, rural landscapes, and the architecture indicative of this area. Plucker notes that she looks for spatial relationships within her subject matter and that she enjoys surface texture, varied lines, and the negative spaces within a piece. She also finds beauty in the ordinary – showcasing this in the 2019 Plein Air Exhibition at the center, where her rendering of such a subject matter became the Best in Show selection.

“I am a farm girl at heart. I find beauty in the ordinary, everyday, often overlooked remnants of a vanishing way of life - the homesteads, farmsteads, and especially the buildings now empty where family-owned farms once thrived. My paintings and drawings document and bring awareness to the retired Iowa barns, corncribs, and grain elevators...... the dinosaurs in today's agricultural world. This year's focus has been to create more drama in my work with color and strong contrasts along with trying new materials, techniques, and perspectives.”

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