Art writer Jonathan Travis has described Kate Bickmore’s show at Annka Kultys Gallery as “a knockout debut solo” in an Instagram post.
Kate Bickmore: In Season
By Jonathan Travis
A wise person once told me, if you find an artist that forces you to change the dialogue of the genre in which they create, that’s an artist to pay attention to.
Kate Bickmore takes one of the most classical subjects of painting – flowers – and gives new life to otherworldly creatures in a unique style and scale. They are uncomfortably alien and beautifully human all at once. Flowers are typically considered pretty decorative objects on the receiving end of our gaze, but Kate makes the viewer feel as if they are watching and wanting us. Possibly even making their own plans…
Congrats @katebickmore on a knockout debut solo @annkakultys