MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
 

Inspired by a space, I photograph it segment by segment from various vantage points. Next, I arrange and rearrange the images until a coherent composition emerges. The result—a photographic equivalent of a Cubist collage—is uneven, with visual jumps occurring wherever the edges of two photos meet. Finally, I paint, blurring the borders between photos and smoothing the abrupt shifts in perspective.
 

This knitting together of the disjunctive parts seems to coax the space into giving up its secrets. It is as if a plateau's sunken river bed were to unfold and rise up into the viewer's line of sight, or as if a "mirror-on-a-stick" spy-toy allowed a look straight ahead to reveal details from outside the viewer's visual scan.
 

The interweaving of various perspectives creates a space with twists and ripples, revealing unexpected nooks and crannies and peeks around corners. The initial photo-collage is transformed, through the act of painting, into a pictorial space where weird transitions and subtle spatial anomalies emerge.
 

The depiction of this new space is not just a record of what we see while moving in space over time, but includes elements that have appeared as if from beyond the customary four dimensions. Amidst the reorganization of the various perspectives, the viewer catches sight of details not visible in the original space: details suggestive of the extra dimensions posited in contemporary theoretical physics.
 

This new pictorial space is not just a composite of things we see as we move through space and time. It also offers glimpses of what may actually exist around us that we do not see.

 

Kathryn Dunlevie

 

Storm Warning
Storm Warning

mixed media on panel, 60" x 60"

One Lexington Avenue
One Lexington Avenue

mixed media on panel, 45" x 60"

De la Tour Eiffel
De la Tour Eiffel

archival pigment print, framed: 62" x 49" (edition of 10)

Changing Station
Changing Station

mixed media on panel, 37" x 60"

Angels in the Architecture
Angels in the Architecture

mixed media on panel, 47" x 78"

Platform 6
Platform 6

mixed media on panel, 40" x 90"

Car Wash I
Car Wash I

mixed media on panel, 60" x 60"

Le Lendemain Matin
Le Lendemain Matin

mixed media on panel, 29" x 52

Carceri Del Vaticano
Carceri Del Vaticano

mixed media on panel, 60" x 47"

Champs Elysses - Clemenceau
Champs Elysses - Clemenceau

mixed media on panel, 50" x 76"

Westwood Washateria
Westwood Washateria

mixed media on panel, 40" x 90"

Magna Fabrics
Magna Fabrics

mixed media on panel, 45" x 37"

Clue?
Clue?

mixed media on panel, 47" x 96"

Crevasse
Crevasse

mixed media on panel, 15" x 20"

Cornered
Cornered

mixed media on panel, 21" x 17"

Au Bon Marche
Au Bon Marche

mixed media on panel, 37" x 40"

In Shadow
In Shadow

mixed media on panel, 20" x 15"

Kin
Kin

mixed media on panel, 48" x 96"

Eiffel Tower Tennis
Eiffel Tower Tennis

mixed media on panel, 38" x 29"

Paris Cine L'Ete
Paris Cine L'Ete

mixed media on panel, 20" x 15"

No Standing
No Standing

mixed media on panel, 37" x 37"

Bridge Archeology
Bridge Archeology

mixed media on panel, 22" x 66"

The V & A (Study)
The V & A (Study)

mixed media on panel, 30" x 30"

Step Aside
Step Aside

mixed media on panel, 45" x 55"

Atelier Aimee
Atelier Aimee

mixed media on panel, 47" x 75"

Pass 2 Jours
Pass 2 Jours

mixed media on panel, 20" x 15

Poolside (Dueling)
Poolside (Dueling)

mixed media on panel, 10" x 25"

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KATHRYN  DUNLEVIE                                                                                     PHOTO-COLLAGE

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