The Ground is Now Cement

The Ground is Now Cement, graphite on paper, 20" x 30", 2008

Karen Doten received her MFA in painting and a minor in printmaking from the University of Iowa in 1999.  Between 2000 and 2007 she taught at various colleges and universities across the country.  Her exhibitions include a solo show at the Morris Grave Museum of Art in California.  Group exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum Gallery and the Philadelphia Art Museum Gallery.  She has served as a board member for non profits and as a vice chair for the City of Tacoma's arts commission.  She currently lives in Albuquerque where she works as a full time mother and artist.  Her drawings are represented by the Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle Washington.

The Ground is Now Cement is a series of drawings that explore the theme of landscape through an observational, remembrance, and ephemeral process.  These drawings use layering of ridgelines to show multiple spaces at once.  The layered landscapes are isolated and condensed into the center of the frame while slowly evaporating out into the empty white space of the paper.  The Ground is Now Cement consolidates space to the point at which they become abstractions of places seen.

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on April 30, 2008

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