|"Grounded Stories 22" acrylic on canvas 48" x 34"|
|"Grounded Stories 28" acrylic on canvas 33" x 24"|
|"Grounded Stories 38" acrylic on canvas 24" x 33"|
|"Grounded Stories 39" acrylic on canvas 28" x 27"|
|"Grounded Stories 40" acrylic on canvas 43" x 21"|
Katie Metz is a Seattle based artist who captures the look and feel of her home city with a style and technique that is both ordered and chaotic, like the city itself. The gray and rain are here too, and the glimmering reflection of headlights on damp pavement. But it's that knack for combining hard rigid lines and a grid-like structure with loose expressionistic brushwork and frenetic scratching hatch marks that really suffuses the work with an urban feel. I posted some work by her once before back in July of 2011. Since then her work has become less abstract, more firmly rooted in the specific and the observable but the vibrant energy that made that earlier work successful still remains.
These new pieces will be included in a show that opens February 3rd at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art in Seattle. You can seem more of her work online at katiemetzstudio.com