INDIANA GREEN 2017: Studio Visit with Kate E. Schaffer

Co-curators Frank Juarez and Melissa Dorn Richards are at it again. They began their journey visiting artists in their studios for INDIANA GREEN since February 2017. 

These studio visits provide us the opportunity to get to know these artists, listen to their creative process, successes and challenges, provide encouragement to pursue ideas, and to exhibit these works. 

INDIANA GREEN is an annual group exhibition featuring 2D and 3D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin. This exhibition introduces a diverse body of work by artists ranging from such as but not limited to: paintings to mixed media, sculpture to printmaking, and installation to photography. This exhibition represents personal exploration of materials, media and ideas in a contemporary practice. In its 8th season it will be working with the following artists: Cristian Andersson (Oshkosh), Stephanie Barenz (Milwaukee), Ray Easley (Fall River), Nina Ghanbarzadeh (New Berlin), Kevin Miyazaki (Wauwatosa), Rob Neilson (Appleton), Jared Patton Plock (Milwaukee), and Kate E. Schaffer (Jackson). 

FJG will be introducing you to these artists. 

 Kate E. Schaffer (BS 2006, MLC; MFA 2016, SAIC) is a painter and writer exploring the fixity and possibility of time and space.  She draws on painting’s history and the contextual manifestation of identity to consider what semiotic dissonances and visual cacophony can do to the grid.  Creating nowheres, she shifts the viewer’s sense of positionality, generating at once a sense of place and a feeling of displacement.

Kate E. Schaffer (BS 2006, MLC; MFA 2016, SAIC) is a painter and writer exploring the fixity and possibility of time and space.  She draws on painting’s history and the contextual manifestation of identity to consider what semiotic dissonances and visual cacophony can do to the grid.  Creating nowheres, she shifts the viewer’s sense of positionality, generating at once a sense of place and a feeling of displacement.