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Kate Ten Eyck Exhibit Opens in Edward J. Duffy Family Art Gallery

Meredith Berry-Toon

Canterbury welcomed Kate Ten Eyck, a Connecticut-based artist, to the Edward J. Duffy Family Art Gallery on Friday, March 30.

Students and faculty gathered in the Gallery for an artist talk during which Ten Eyck explained her creative process.

Kate's work includes drawing, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and as of recently, animation. She creates art inspired by our body's interactions with the world. Her show invited the viewer to interact with all of her artwork, including the newly created animations set up on computers across the Gallery.

"I am intrigued by the residue left behind after erasing as much as marks themselves," she notes of herself. "...In my own work, I use marks as the inspiration to create illusion of form and space."

Through animation, Kate has begun to explore imagery related to the environment and social causes. She creates her graphics by drawing and erasing thousands of depictions on a singular sheet of paper.

"Kate's work is an interpretive adventure through the process of drawing," remarks Kim Tester, Fine Arts Department Chair. "How often do we have an opportunity to "see", through animation, the development of an idea. Her story telling is sensitive and inspirational."

Kate currently serves as an assistant professor at Wesleyan University. She received her bachelor's degree at Rhode Island School of Design and her master's degree in printmaking at University of Hartford.

Her work has been shown in solo shows throughout the New England area, including at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT.

To learn more about Canterbury's Fine Arts Department and our Edward J. Duffy Art Gallery, please contact Kim Tester at ktester@cbury.org.

Art Opening Photos