Encaustic Assemblage and Sculpture by Katie Dell Kaufman
September 20– November 9, 2013

MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, September 21, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012

WASHINGTON, DC – August 16, 2012 – Found Object, Assemblage and Encaustic paintings are the highlight of this solo exhibition by Katie Dell Kaufman which includes works that span almost 30 years of the artist’s career. Kaufmann says of her work, “the materials and objects I use bring a history, and function. The rustic simplicity of my materials encourages awareness of the fragile beauty of overlooked objects of daily life”. Through a variety of media Kaufman explores dichotomies of human experience, of frailty and strength, having and loosing, crisis and hope, memories and the here and now. The source and the ultimate intention of Kaufman’s work is an aesthetic experience of human inter-connectedness.

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              Compartmentalized         A Recognition of Frailties 	         Liminal Passage                                                  Complicated   











Katie Dell Kaufman
, an award-winning collage and assemblage artist, and faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art and Design for 21 years, has exhibited her work locally and nationally and been published in numerous literary publications. In 2013/14 and in 2010, she was awarded a Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Individual Artist grant to create encaustic and found object sculpture, and in 2008 she was commissioned by the British organization, Living Imprint, to build five biographical “memory cupboards” for an international, interdisciplinary traveling exhibition, Surviving History: Portraits from Vilna, incorporating biographical objects provided by Lithuanian Holocaust victims. Kaufman holds a graduate degree in Arts Education from the University of Maryland and a BA in sculpture from Bard College, where she studied with painter and MacArthur Fellow, Elizabeth Murray.

Where: Zenith Gallery, 1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington, D.C.  20012
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon - 6:00 PM; All other times by appointment
Information: Margery E. Goldberg 202-783-2963

Celebrating 35 years in the nation's capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject.  The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal, and framing services through its gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012.  Zenith curates rotating shows at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC, 20004 and the DC Economic Partnership, 1495 "F" St, NW Washington, DC 20004