On view December 13 – January 30, 2009
Location: Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture
Kathleen Waggoner’s emotionally charged imagery explores the physical manifestations of emotion and human behavior. Myths, identity and stereotypes are the issues that continue to define and support her work. The current series of seductively tactile life-size figures and heads are richly embellished with narrative fragments and intricate carving, a reflection of the artist’s intense interest in and respect for native cultures, indigenous art forms and design. These interests have collated and evolved into a single conceptual core for the series, the honoring and elevation of third-world women. Waggoner, whose work has been widely exhibited in California and across the United States, works out of Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo.
Admission is free. The Kwan Fong Gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.