This body of work began sometime in the mid 1990's, as an experiment, seeing if I could adhere a dress to a canvas and create a painting over all the textures. "Dress painting" is a term I came up with to explain these when I simply couldn't think of anything better. Over the years they have evolved, with new elements of collage being added. Dress patterns, photographs, and embroidery all appear from time to time, as well as lino block prints, rubber stamps and gold leaf. I will use this space to explore the beginnings of this series, as well as showing my latest work. If the piece is available for sale you'll find the price at the bottom. Free shipping in the U.S. Contact me at kallencole@aol.com to purchase.

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Friday, September 17, 2010


Here's the latest out of the studio, "Sugar" is 30" square. This one doesn't have a long story to it, I was just simply trying to use such a sweet southern name just a little tongue in cheek. A ring or hula hoop of candies circles her waist. The text on the dress? The chemical formula for table sugar.

I'll be in New York City on Oct 2nd and 3rd at the Gracie Square Show in Carl Schurz park, hope to see you there!

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