Monday, March 26, 2012
studio visit with Katerina Lanfranco selected by Julia Whitney Barnes
Katerina just completed a massive installation at the University of California Santa Cruz described as an "imagined landscape installation of hand-cut trees inspired by a cross between American and Japanese impressions." Upon her return to NYC she gave an artist talk about her process which included a six month residency in Japan where she studied Ikebana among other Japanese disciplines. I was most struck by her depiction of 13 trees, which filled the whole gallery and appeared transform it into a tree-shrine of sorts. I selected one of these of tree cutouts that can be recontextualized for the tART show.