Katy Horan’s Dark, Folk-Inspired Paintings

Katy Horan

The illustrative paintings of Katy Horan are moody. Painted on dark backgrounds, the artist illuminates her subjects with subdued greens, reds, and blues. Their narratives examine the role of women throughout history and mythology; They depict death, loss, fear, and the supernatural. “Most recently,” Horan writes, “My research has focused on folk superstitions and witch tales from the Ozark and Appalachian regions.”

If you find yourself in the Bay area, you can see Horan’s work at the LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland. She’s one half of a two-person show with Katherine Rutter titled For the Sake of Being(s). It’s on view until March 29th.

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