Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present Dead Kings, an exhibition of new works by the Philadelphia-based artist Kate Glasheen. The exhibition, marking Glasheen’s first solo presentation with the gallery, will open on January 25, and remain on view through March 16, 2019. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on January 25, from 5:30 to 10pm.
Documenting history through line, Glasheen’s latest expertly-wrought ink on paper drawings express historical realities and their all-too-relevant association to our present-day political climate.
Delicately rendered in exquisite detail, Glasheen’s new series represents a departure from the artist’s previous more conceptually abstracted works. Employing an historically literate approach, Glasheen critically depicts the opulence and excesses of the past. For Glasheen, there is a narrative through line connecting the rulers of the past with the contemporary leaders of today.