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Kaidi Dunstan : transported

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transported

Paintings by Kaidi Dunstan

Show Dates:  february 2 – april 17  2010

Reception:     friday, february 26th, 2010, 5:00-8pm

Location:         62 S Glenwood St, Jackson, WY

Kaidi Dunstan’s art is largely focused on the human figure, stemming from the many years of her career spent drawing and sketching from life.  Dunstan often incorporates the use of tracing paper, sketching an image on a piece of paper then transferring it onto another canvas or paper, retaining the original image to use again, sometimes by gluing down several layers on top of each other.  This process creates multiple layers of lines, creating the distinct sense of movement within her compositions.  In her recent work, rather than relying strictly on drawing from life, she has begun adding in other source material as inspiration for her paintings, collages, and drawings.  A rescue scene from the nightly news, a memorable still image from a magazine, or small drawings done at concerts have all found their way onto her canvases and papers. 

Kaidi Dunstan was born in 1953 and raised in Jackson, Wyoming.  She has had numerous successful solo exhibitions in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Jackson.  Kaidi was awarded the 2002 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council.  Her wide ranging education included studies in Oregon, Colorado, and London, England.  She presently lives and works in England.