Kathleen Menges


Following up on the tradition of the Abstract-Expressionists and the Neo-Dada methods of artists the likes of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, the work of Kathleen Menges bridges cold wax, encaustic and oil to create unique mixed-media abstractions. At odds in her work is the tension felt between intuition and creative process. This tension is revealed in the consistent mutli-layering, where textures have been noticeably scrapped away, dug at with a palette knife, all in a search to unveil the hidden properties of the painting, something the artist believes takes on a life of its own through the process and completion of a work.