Kate Kretz: #brute
Originally trained as a painter, Kate Kretz creates across disciplines. Her recent work includes human hair embroideries, dense bas-relief cotton floss embroideries, acrylic paintings on cotton velvet, and highly wrought oil and acrylic paints. Generally focused on creating time-intensive work telling difficult truths, her recent series have addressed gun violence, vulnerabilities in motherhood and familial dysfunctionality. Kretz’s work has been shown in many international museums and galleries in Germany, China, Italy and the Netherlands. Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Visual Arts will exhibit Kretz’s work October 22 – November 28 in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery on the main campus in Conway. Free.