I Remember Everything

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March 21 - May 1, 2022
Virtual Exhibition of lithographs by printmaker Kathryn Polk

Curated by Rachael M. Bower
Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee

This is an exhibition of narrative lithographs by printmaker Kathryn Polk. Polk’s work draws from her own personal experiences and family history, through the eyes of all the women in her family. Growing up in the 1950s and 60s, expectations for women to achieve a position other than domestic caregiver was highly unusual, and often frowned upon. These curated prints feature women and girls who struggle to survive whatever circumstances society presents.

Artwork by Kathryn Polk

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Exhibit 1
Exhibit 1

“Equality No More, No Less”
2021 Stone lithography
19.5 x 15 in

Exhibit 2
Exhibit 2

“No More Dolls”
2020 Stone lithography
18 x 15 in

Exhibit 3
Exhibit 3

“I Remember Everything”
2019 Stone and plate lithography
20 x 15 in

Exhibit 4
Exhibit 4

“I Won’t Go Back”
2019 Stone and plate lithography
11 x 8.5 in

Exhibit 5
Exhibit 5

“Mother May I?”
2019 Stone and plate lithography
20 x 15 in

Exhibit 6
Exhibit 6

“Veritas Omnia Vincit”
2019 Stone and plate lithography
19 x 15 in

Exhibit 7
Exhibit 7

“Vote Like a Beast”
2019 Stone and plate lithography
20 x 15 in


Exhibit 8
Exhibit 8

“52% White Women”
2018 Stone and plate lithography
20 x 15 in

Exhibit 9
Exhibit 9

“Let This Be a Warning”
2018 Stone and plate lithography
19 x 15 in

Exhibit 10
Exhibit 10

“Wrong Nest”
2018 Stone and plate lithography
15 x 11 in

Exhibit 11
Exhibit 11

“Little Pink Lie"
2017 Stone and plate lithography
14 x 11 in

Exhibit 12
Exhibit 12

“Burning Sage”
2016 Stone and plate lithography
18.25 x 15 in

Exhibit 13
Exhibit 13

“Insurgence"
2014 Stone and plate lithography
10.5 x 8.5 in

Exhibit 14
Exhibit 14

"Rising From the Ashes"
2014 Stone and plate lithography
14 x 11 in

Exhibit 15
Exhibit 15

“The Fireman’s Daughter"
2014 Stone and plate lithography
14 x 11 in

Exhibit 16
Exhibit 16

“Tyger Tyger Burning Bright"
2014 Stone and plate lithography
20 x 18 in

 

Exhibit 17
Exhibit 17

“Lesson Learned"
2013 Stone and plate lithography
14 x 11 in

Exhibit 18
Exhibit 18

“92,955,807.273 mi"
2013 Stone and plate lithography
20 x 15 in

 

 

Exhibit 19
Exhibit 19

“A Fire to be Kindled"
2012 Stone lithography
18 x 14 in

Exhibit 20
Exhibit 20

“The Fireman"
2012 Stone and plate lithography
26 x 20 in

Exhibit 21
Exhibit 21

“This I Know"
2011 Stone and plate lithography
12.5 x 17.5 in

Artist Statement

Growing up in the 1950s and 60s, expectations for women to achieve a position other than domestic caregiver was highly unusual, and often frowned upon. My art is a collection of personal narratives referencing the past to the present. My drawings and lithographs depict visual memories and thoughts through the eyes of all the women in my family. 

—Kathryn Polk

About the Artist

PORT02-KPIRE-2021.jpgKathryn Polk was born in 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee where she studied Fine Art at the Memphis Academy of Art and The University of Memphis. Kathryn Polk is co-owner of L VIS Press, a print studio dedicated to the development of more eco-friendly stone lithography techniques. L VIS Press recently relocated from Arizona to Indiana.

Polk’s lithographs can be found in permanent print collections throughout the world, including Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Sado Print Museum (Japan), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), The National Academy of Fine Arts (Hangzhou, China), The University of Auckland (New Zealand), Yonsei University Wonju Campus (Korea), The University of Wales (UK). Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art (France), The Denver Art Museum (Colorado), The University of Arizona Museum of Art, The University of California-Davis/Gorman Museum, Proyecto ‘Ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Prints & Photographs Division/Library of Congress (Washington, DC), Janet Turner Print Museum (Chico), Jules Heller Print Study Room /Arizona State University Art Museum, The Block Museum/Northwestern University, Spencer Collection/The New York Public Library.

 

Artist Talk with Kathryn Polk

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 11am-12:15pm

Location: Zoom
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97086198737



Polk Artist lecture