The concentration of Kathleen Mack’s work is on the human figure, alone and in relation to others and to the environment. The work is inspired by political and social events, but since no piece is set in a particular time, the work speaks for itself leading the audience to make a connection.
Mack’s paintings begin with an idea, reflecting something she’s seen or simply imagined. Without sketching or preparatory drawings, she starts by painting directly onto the surface. This allows a painting to morph multiple times before it is finished.
Sculpture requires preparation, be it armature for clay or a strong drawing on stone. This is because a simple action could irreparably alter a piece or the artist’s intention. In contrast, Mack’s small bronze figures are created in wax, and as a result become immediate and unique.