American Reflections: Recent Works by Kate McSpadden, the 2005 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award Winner Exhibition

Kate McSpadden
American
Laredo, 2006
Oil on canvas
48” x 48”
Courtesy the artist

(January 11 – February 15, 2007)

This exhibition will feature new work by Kate McSpadden, the 2005 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award winner. The Hamblet Award winner is selected by a panel of outside jurors from an open invitational for graduating seniors each spring. McSpadden’s award, a $20,000 grant to be used for travel and study during the year following graduation, culminates in this exhibition. In her recent paintings, McSpadden explores the American landscape juxtaposed against changing cityscapes, and how contemporary conceptions of space both build upon and challenge what are widely considered archetypal American environments.