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Kate Abercrombie

b. 1978, Rochester, NY; lives and works Philadelphia, PA

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Kate Abercrombie creates gouache-on-board paintings that incorporate a wide array of images scavenged from mediated visual culture as well as depictions of objects she lives with subverting our expectations regarding medium, style, period, and technique. Her work references Cubism, Futurism, and American Precisionism as well as earlier historical predecessors—trompe l’oeil artists such as John Peto and William Harnett.

 

Abercrombie has an MFA from University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. She has been included in exhibitions in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vox Populi, Fleisher/Ollman, Little Berlin, and Black Floor. She has also shown at the Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX. In 2005, she received an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. In 2009, she was awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Fabric Workshop and Museum. 



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Cave Paintings

News

Edith Newhall on ‘Party in the Front’ in the Inquirer

Party in the Front

Jul 12, 2018

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Press for Collage as Painting

“Conjuring the Demons and Mysteries of Society through Painting”

 

—Stan Mir in Hyperallergic

 

Kate Abercrombie, Trevor Winkfield, Collage as Painting

Jan 27, 2018

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Press for Collage as Painting

“Like a perfectly matched duet; In ‘Collage as Painting’ at Fleisher/Ollman, two artists’ works are a study in synchronicity”

 

—Edith Newhall

 

Kate Abercrombie, Trevor WInkfield, Collage as Painting

Nov 26, 2017

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Abercrombie, Campuzano and Dufala at the Barnes

The Barnes Foundation
Jun 30–Oct 2, 2017

 

In 2014 artist Mohamed Bourouissa invited Philadelphia artists, including Anthony Campuzano & Kate Abercrombie, and Billy Dufala, to create costumes for the horses in a horse tuning event he was filming at a North Philadelphia stable. The resulting film, costumes, and ephemera have been exhibited at Kamel Mennnour, Paris; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and are currently on view at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia.

Jun 30, 2017

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Press for Kate Abercrombie

“18 Young, Heavy Hitters in the City’s Arts Scenes” in Billy Penn

 

Kate Abercrombie

Sep 25, 2016

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Open Field
Group show featuring Kate Abercrombie, Anthony Bowers, Shelby Donnelly, Chris Landau, Andrea Marquis, Lauren Sauder, Rebecca Saylor-Sack, Mary Smull, and Kate Stewart

Opening: Friday August 7, 6–10pm
August 7–30, 2015: Saturdays and Sundays, 2–6pm
Tiger Strikes Asteroid
319 N. 11th St, 2H
Philadelphia, PA

Jul 29, 2015

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duplicate. until response.

Hooloon Gallery
53 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia
Feb 7–Mar 15, 2015

 

Organized by Laris Kreslins, and including: Kate Abercrombie, Anthony Campuzano and the Dufala Brothers

Jan 31, 2015

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Horse Tuning Expo

Kate Abercrombie and Anthony Campuzano, and RAIR Philly (with Billy Dufala) will costume two of the horses for this weekend's Horse Tuning Expo, created by artist Mohamed Bourouissa.

Sunday, July 13, 2014
4pm
2626 Fletcher St. Philadelphia, PA 19132
Free and open to the public

Jul 11, 2014

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Studio Visit with Kate Abercrombie

Interview with Kate Abercrombie in Title Magazine

Apr 25, 2013

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Kate Abercrombie, John J. O'Connor in Citypaper

A review of exhibitions of work by Kate Abercrombie and John J. O'Connor, on view at the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, is now featured in the Philadelphia Citypaper. Robin Rice describes Abercrombie and O'Connor as examples of "the promising younger artists whom Fleisher/Ollman Gallery has shown recently," comparing their "[p]rocesses and elements of automatic (chance-based) surrealism" to those of the self-taught artists the Gallery also represents.

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"making, joining and repairing" and "C'OD(e)R" are on view through August 20th.

Jun 24, 2010

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