A Matter of Energy by

Kathryn Dobbin


Conservation vs Preservation: Understanding the Difference
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“This project has enabled for me an exploration, through exposing alternate constructions within the parameter of assembling energy centre vortices,  also known as Chakras. Each objectification, revealing its independent features and personality as, dissected captured energy in physical form.   Each individual structure unique and descriptive of it’s personal communications, whether appearing open or closed, holding or resisting, frozen, or brilliant and welcoming. This notion interests me and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.”  – Kathryn Dobbin


“It has been a great opportunity to spend time at KOAC to create my latest inspiration.  Being in nature and with solitude has provided an environment for my creative design the development and unfolding of this latest series of work”

About a ‘Matter of Energy’

Kathryn has long been drawn to the spiral as an eternal form and this inspiration was evident in her recent exhibition ‘A Matter of Energy’ showcased in Calgary on May 11, 2024. The spiral, a foundation geometry, signifies energy, growth, expansion, and contraction.  The spiral is a curve that emanates from a central point and moves farther away as it revolves around that point.

On November 15, 2023, KOAC welcomed Kathryn Dobbin as the second Artist in Residence for 2023. “This project has enabled for me an exploration, through exposing alternate constructions within the parameter of assembling energy centre vortices, also known as Chakras. Each objectification, revealing its independent features and personality as dissected captured energy in physical form.   Each individual structure unique and descriptive of its personal communications, whether appearing open or closed, holding, or resisting, frozen or brilliant and welcoming”. Kathryn finds that allowing freedom and exploration through the immediacy of the response of the materials enables an honest response and energy. 

KOAC is proud to have Kathryn help fulfill KOAC’s mission towards ongoing research, education, documentation, and enjoyment of contemporary visual arts in nature. 

Kathryn lives and works in Calgary, having recently moved from Vancouver.  She has produced sculptures including the Comet at Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary and the Dandelion, a kinetic sculpture, located at KOAC, that moves in the wind.  Kathryn has exhibited locally and nationally.

The KOAC Artist in Residence program provides artists with one-on-one support and a place for research, exhibition, and documentation of visual contemporary art. The program is offered to artists at all stages of their career. Learn more 

 

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