In the Atrium Gallery...
Dog Days of Summer
Exhibiting Artist: Kat Corrigan
August 4 - September 25, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For artist Kat Corrigan, painting dogs is a joy. She believes that dogs are true embodiments of celebration: their entire bodies are capable of communicating “the extremes of ecstasy and love, their eyes a depth of intelligence and thought translatable only to our hearts.” She uses her practice of painting pets as an opportunity to explore and strengthen her understanding of form, dimension, and color. Corrigan is transfixed not only by the physical attributes of dogs but also the connections, love, and vulnerability owners have with their pets.
“I have been incredibly grateful for all the stories the owners of these creatures have shared with me, as it firmly reinforces my belief that we are essentially good people occasionally having a bad day.” – Kat Corrigan
About the Artist
Kat Corrigan is an award winning Minneapolis artist whose work is widely collected in the United States as well as in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Japan, and Lebanon. She has studied and worked with Bela Petheo, Elizabeth Erickson, Hazel Belvoe, Carol Marine, Liz Sivertson, and Dreama Tolle-Perry among other recognized American painters. She spends a week every spring at the Grand Marais Art Colony for re-inspiration, and teaches there in the summer. In 2014, Kat’s work was featured in the book “1000 Dog Portraits” curated by Robynne Raye, and in the book “How to Be A Feminist Artist” by E. Erickson and P. Olson. Kat also offers painting lessons from her studio in the Ivy Building in South Minneapolis as well as through Wet Paint in St. Paul. Kat is committed to the concept of ‘A Painting A Day’ and posts a daily blog detailing her work. Beginning in the summer of 2010, Kat committed herself to a painting-a-day series she called “30 Dogs in 30 Days.” This project has proven to be highly popular and has gained a wider audience for her work. She shows in area art fairs and galleries and actively seeks commissions.
Focus, by Kat Corrigan