Inliquid Projects

The Structure of Chaos @ Crane Hall

SHAVER, -Basic Drive,- oil on canvas, 50-H X 46-W, 2015

Kathleen Shaver

August 13 – October 2, 2015
Second Thursday receptions: August 13 & September 10, 6-9pm

Crane Arts
1400 North American Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA

InLiquid presents The Structure of Chaos, a solo exhibition by artist member Kathleen Shaver, at The Hall at Crane Arts from August 13 – October 2, 2015. This show presents new works, including six large paintings exploring the contrasts and tensions between free gestural paint application and structured repeating patterns. A lush paint application and lively gestural strokes characterize her work, which often exhibits a highly textured surface and dense buildup of pigment, demonstrating the influences of abstract expressionism and neo‐expressionism.

Kathleen Shaver is a Philadelphia painter who studied at Moore College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) with teachers and mentors including Bill Richards, Chuck Fahlen, and Thomas Chimes. Her work has been included in a major survey of contemporary Philadelphia artists at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in exhibits at PAFA, Woodmere Art Museum, James A. Michener Art Museum, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and Moore. Shaver is also a graduate of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. In 2011, she completed a permanent installation of 27 paintings, The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing to celebrate 125 years of nursing at Penn.

Shaver writes about her art:
“My interest in painting focuses on the ability of paint, through gestural mark-making, texture, and color, to record the mysterious aspects of human existence and to convey what lies beyond verbal expression. The act of painting helps me to find meaning. I want my canvases to inspire others to grasp a revealed meaning and be enriched.”

The public hours for Crane Arts are noon – 6 pm, Wednesday – Saturday, and until 9 pm on the Second Thursday of each month.

Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.