Seriously Playful: The Hybrid Forms of Katie Hector

"With a wink to contemporary aesthetics while unabashedly pushing the envelope, interdisciplinary artist Katie Hector, who lives and works in New York City, has rooted her emerging practice in painting with a focus on two main bodies of work: large-scale paintings on canvas and three-dimensional wall sculptures. In addition to her studio practice, Hector works as an independent curator and the Co-Director of Sine Gallery. She has worked to organize and fundraise a variety of projects, including an international exhibition in 2017, multiple collaborative and environmental installations, and over two dozen group shows, screenings, pop up events, and panel discussions."


Dark Pulse

June 14th 6-8pm, DUMBO

Dark Pulse is a solo show by DUMBO-based artist Katie Hector that explores our psychological relationship to technology, internet engagement, and social media. This pop-up exhibition is comprised of large scale abstract paintings that describe the concept of FOMO, the fear of missing out. FOMO is a contemporary phenomenon that refers to the mental state of anxiety that can be triggered while viewing social media documentation of a function one missed attending. Repeating ovoid forms, hypersaturated synthetic colors, and frenetic brush strokes coalesce within the Space Station and immerse the viewer in a 360 degree environment. Through this body of work Hector questions the shifts in our cultural notions of community and legacy in the age of the internet.


Small Paintings(ish)

June 8 - July 28, 2018

BS Projects

Opening: June 8, 2018 | 5–9 pm

Location: 4540 W. 34th St Suite D, Houston, Texas 77092 

The inaugural exhibition for BS features works by Katie Hector, Mark Joshua Epstein, and Alex Larsen.

“BS is a space for dialogue, sharing of ideas, and also a way to make us feel like we’re not wasting space.”

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To Work

To Work

To Work was Katie Hector's first solo performance at Underdonk Gallery October 2017 

In this performance Hector explored what it means to work, to create and if an object’s preciousness can be measured in time spent, physical or emotional energy expended, or materials used. Hector set out to test various modes of mark making by responding to an array of industrial materials and tools. In this durational performance the artist publically presented the intimate decision-making process otherwise only visible in the confines of her studio.

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