Kristin Richards

Region: South


City / State: Versailles, KY

The interplay and juxtaposition of the elegant with the banal is at the core of my practice. I set parameters for dealing with the concept of time and fragments of memory that take form, embed, and manifest themselves within a material physicality. At times there is an impulse to let the materials breathe—to fold, fall, and crease—while at others there is a desire to suffocate and contain them. My process involves a performative aspect of unveiling and concealing. The repetitive gestures and patterns that often occur are sometimes organic and sometimes rigidly geometric, but are always inherent to the material. These materials, which typically are fragile and subject to decay, collide and create an autonomous world that is controlled but also fluid.