Katherine L. “Kitty” Ross is a ceramic sculptor who focuses on porcelain production for large installations that address history, biological technology, disease and prophylaxis, genetic engineering, hybridization, and cloning.
“I am interested in issues that raise questions for me,” she says. “My work in the studio is a conversation between the materials, the subject and me. I don’t need to answer the questions, but I want to see how far the conversation can go. I want the viewers to engage in the conversation too. Porcelain intrigues me more than any other type of clay because of its history. Porcelain is a status symbol valued for purity and strength. It is elegant and expensive. I am interested in its role in economies, politics and culture. The work is moving towards performance and animal collaborations, taking the work outside of a gallery situation. The work becomes more abstract, open ended, and interactive.”
The Peeler Art Center is open Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 11 – 5 and Sundays 1 – 5. Running Oct 21 – Dec 8, this exhibit is free, and all are invited to enjoy it in the Visual Arts Gallery, on the main level of the Peeler.