Kathy Loev Putnam is interested in the magic and power of girlhood. Not yet hindered by the restrictions and expectations of their adult futures, her subjects occupy dreamlike spaces, with allusions to fairy tales, enchantment, refuge and threat.
Kathy Loev Putnam is an American, figurative painter working in oil, acrylic and mixed media collage. Her work is a personal exploration of her own history, as well as the memories that are forming as her daughters grow up. Putnam's paintings celebrate treasured moments, whether they reveal delight or distress. Broadly, they are a declaration of each girl, in all of her individual complexity, and her right to feel invincible, undeniable, celebrated and safe.
Putnam has exhibited in group shows in New York, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Kansas City, St. Louis, Brownsville, TX, and Hastings, NE. She has been featured in several publications, including Create! Magazine, Friend of the Artist, and Studio Visit Magazine. She is a member of Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and has been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center.
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