Title: Untitled Construction #3 (Charcoal on Paper)
Since September 11, 2001, there has been a growing sense of isolation in American society that has permeated many aspects of everyday life, affecting not just our institutional relationships (with their metal detectors and I.D. requirements) but our social and personal ones as well.
Modern technology, with its texting, social networking, and digital communication in general, gives us a tremendous interconnectedness. But there is also a strange loneliness that comes with this type of communication. A person can sit alone in her apartment and chat with 500 “friends” on Facebook, or buy and send all of her Christmas presents online without ever speaking to another person. Thus modern life creates a paradox between proximity and isolation. My work reflects on this odd form of lonely interconnectedness.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Molly Kaderka has recently obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, majoring in Painting and Art History. Among others, she has exhibited paintings in the H&R Block Artspace and Dodge Painting Gallery in Kansas City Missouri, Arthouse at the Jones Center Contemporary Art for Texas, and Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas.
She has received numerous awards and scholarships for visual arts, as well as writing awards and theatrical awards including the 2011 Lester Goldman Drawing Competition, 2011 Art History Mentorship Award, KCAI Competitive Award 2007-2011, both gold and silver medals at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event in 2006, 2004, and 2003 and the Austin American Statesman Excellence in Writing Scholarship Competition in May 2006. Molly is very interested and engaged with current conversations in painting. She actively responds and appropriates from the history of painting while still maintaining a relationship with contemporary topics in painting.
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