Airing dirty laundry, artist Katy Seals explores the complicated emotions brought up by divorce. Seals received one of three Spotlight awards for her project “Honky Tonk Ennui”, debuting at Momentum March 7th & 8th.
|Preliminary sketch for "Honky Tonk Ennui" by Katy Seals|
Not only does Seals' work display the uncomfortable emotions of divorce and separation of a relationship, by enhancing the size and scale of these intimate garments, she confronts the viewer, and makes the topic unavoidable. Seals invites viewers to interact with the laundry, in turn becoming a witnessing party to an overwhelming event like divorce.
|Katy Seals and her spotlight project in process|
Seals is “interested in creating a visual commentary on low-brow American culture and folklore” and in “Honky Tonk Ennui” the country-western lyrics along with large scale laundry on a line create an interesting dynamic of both sharing intimate feelings, while laughing with, but not at, the appearance of rural American sub-culture.
Submissions for Momentum OKC are due by January 27, 2014 at 5 pm. Oklahoma artists aged 30 and younger are eligible. Momentum OKC opens March 7-8, 8-midnight, at the Farmer's Public Market, OKC. www.MomentumOklahoma.org