Dr Scholl Gallery 2016-2017
Painting - October 1 – 30, 2016
Reception Sunday October 30 3-5pm
Kate E. Schaffer Bio
705 Village Green Way #403
West Bend, WI 53090
Kate E. Schaffer (BS 2006, MLC; MFA 2016, SAIC) is a painter and writer exploring the fixity and possibility of time and space. Drawing on painting’s history as well as the contextual manifestation of identity, Schaffer uses expressions from within marginalization to consider what semiotic dissonances and visual cacophony can do to the grid.
I explore the fixity and possibility of time and space. Drawing on painting’s history as well as the contextual manifestation of identity, I use expressions from within marginalization to consider what semiotic dissonances and visual cacophony can do to the grid. Creating nowheres, I shift the viewer’s sense of positionality, generating at once a sense of place and a feeling of displacement. I do this by:
- using my own negative capability where, according to Of Water and the Spirit, “Your not knowing is your being prepared.”
- building, breaking, and remaking space and language as I question the hegemonic, western paradigm of American culture and the history of painting.
- examining relationships between elements in the work as well as between myself and others. In her 95 Theses on Painting, Molly Zuckerman Hartung writes, “In a painting practice, this long conversation with the self (which is a conversation with all the others encountered in one’s life, and internalized) is manifest, present in time and space as a whole, as an alternate body: the body of work.”
- utilizing formalism and abstraction for political means as an attempt to frame, contain, and communicate my thinking and feelings.
- changing history and the future in the present through radical imagination.
- making visual and written material coalesce into liminally synesthetic experiences.
Paint and Sip
October 6, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Paintings and Ceramics
November 6 - December 6
Reception Sunday, November 4; 3-5pm
I received my art ed teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison in '92 and have been teaching and making art at Saint Charles East ever since. My love is drawing, painting, and pottery. I live in Dundee where i work in my studio nights, summers, and weekends making art.
I enjoy long walks with my wife and watching my children grow into responsible adults.
Coffee house (atrium)
“Telling the Story”
Crèches from the collection of Leah and Ray Thiesen
Marmion Alums January 2017
Art Week and Coffee House
Mar 13-16 School wide contest and Coffee House Mar 16, 2017
Fine Arts Forum
May 11, 2017