Kathy Bruce

Longing and Desire, 2013
Set of 9 pine wood blocks in wood box with original images from antiquarian book, plates painted with acrylic resin, Square: 2.75 x 1.50 inches. Unique sculpture in a box. $750

Estuary Box, 2013
Quadrangular wood box containing 9 collaged blocks with original images from antiquarian bookplates painted with acrylic resin, Box: 10 x 7 x 2 inches. Unique sculpture in a box. $550

Kalos Scopos Box, 2013Barrel-top wood box containing 2 collaged square blocks with original images from antiquarian bookplates coated with acrylic resin. Box: 3.50 x 2 x 2 inches. Unique sculpture in a box. $110

Examination Box, 2013
Square wood box containing two collaged triangular blocks with original images from antiquarian bookplates coated with acrylic resin. Box: 3.50 x 3.50 x 2 inches. Unique one-of-a-kind sculpture in a box. $125

Prosthetic Blocks, 2012
Ash wood and collage on 90% rag paper, Triangle 4.5 inches, Squares 2.5 x 2.5 inches, Small Oblong 2.75 x 1.25 inches, oblong block 5.2 x 2.75 x 1.375 inches, Triangular wedge (not pictured) 5.5 x 2.5 x 1.25 inches. Each unique.

Shapes

Etant Donné, 2010
Match box, glass, collage, 3 x 1.75 x .5 inches, unique. $46
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Reclining Figure w Bone, 2010
Match box, glass, collage, bone, 3 x 1.75 x .5 inches, unique. $46

Andes Box, 2010
Match box, collage, glass. 2 x 1.75 x .5 inches, unique. $36

Scottish Bluebell, 2010
Match box, glass, collage, shell, 2 x 1.5 x .75 inches, unique. $36

Bunny Box, 2010
Match box, glass, collage, 2 x 1.5 x .5 inches, unique. $36

Statement

In the works represented here, I am thinking about the inside of a body and what it takes to make the body function as a whole unit inside and out. As a result, artificial appendages lend the crippled the ability to walk, get-by and sustain self-sufficiency reiterating Samuel Beckett’s line, “You must go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on”.

Biography

Kathy Bruce is an artist based in New York City. She received an M.F.A from Yale University School of Art and a certificate from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Ms. Bruce is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Fulbright Hayes Senior Scholarship Grant for Lecturing and Research in Puno Peru 2012 and
a Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship 2010 -11. Other awards include; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant 2005, Fulbright-
Hayes Junior scholar grant to Peru (1983) and a Ford Foundation Grant for sculpture (1981). She has attended numerous residencies including La Napoule Foundation, I-Park Foundation, The Saltonstall Foundation, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park and Millay Colony. Her artistic practice explores the subject of female mythological figures.

Kathy Bruce Website