Exhibit by Kate Huston
20 years in the making, this exhibit presents a collection of Tiny Box Worlds Series where imagination, spirituality and nature collide to create a world of musings and respite from daily existence.
September 8 – December 4, 2023
Friday, September 8th from 5:00-8:00pm
I was introduced to the Art World at an early age when I spent hours in the Boston Public Library in the diorama rooms enacting scenes of history. Along with that, both my parents being artists themselves, exposed me to museums where I explored galleries alone with the works of Marchel DuChamp and collage works by Joseph Cornell. Always having a fascination with the spiritual world of nature and mysterious musings of fantasy worlds created during the Victorian era, I began to explore my art with collage boxes made of found objects at The Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston in 1995. During several moves I started collecting images from old postcards from the early 1900s along with etchings of animals and science journals dating from the Victorian Era of Enlightenment. Using these images I began to build imaginary scenes of fantasy worlds where humans and animals coexist on an astral plane. 20 years in the making, I present this collection of Tiny Box Worlds Series where imagination, spirituality and nature collide to create a world of musings and respite from daily existence.
Kate Huston was born in New Mexico 1971. During her early childhood she moved to Boston where she attended the Museum School of Fine Arts 1995. She graduated with a BFA in art education and studio art in 1999. Kate was accepted into the art residency at the Ucross Foundation in 2000. After her residency she moved to Montana and has resided there since. Currently residing in Bozeman, she works as a Food Service Director aka “lunch lady” and as an artist specifying in collage boxes and photography.
This show is dedicated to the memory of my father James E Huston who recently passed and whose motto was “I prepare everyday to be amazed”