13. KATHERINE MCMAHON

NEW YORK, NY

An exploration of current pop culture, internet and media icons through the analog medium of oil paintings.

Katherine is a painter, potrait photographer, and the Creative Director at ARTnews magazine. Through her painting, Katherine aims to explore the relationship we have to icons and imagery we experience through the filters and channels of social media and television. How do these projections shape our world view and affect our interpretation of the world around us? Does access to a greater variety of imagery make us more visually literate, or does sensory overload overwhelm us and cause us to put blinders on?