Dieu Donné is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by painter Kate Shepherd. A full-color publication with essay by Maxwell Heller is available.
Shepherd developed a new body of work in handmade paper through the Lab Grant Program for mid-career artists. These luminous, structural forms reveal another lineage of Shepherd’s exploration of color and the desire for a clear, communicative, and resolved language in painting. Her planar structures and interior/exterior spaces find seamless translation in paper, developed meticulously with collaborators Rachel Gladfelter and Megan Moorhouse. Shepherd concluded the residency with the creation of Rondeau, an edition of fifteen vibrant carnival flags; lace patterns of unmeasured triangles fit together to reveal interlocking diamonds. Shepherd’s work at Dieu Donné has thus far been featured prominently in several on-site exhibitions, the Editions and Artists Books Fair (EAB), and a juried exhibition at International Print Center New York (IPCNY).