Karey Kessler

I map my experience of the overwhelming vastness of the world and my small place in the universe.

Many of my paintings include the image of scaffolding and abstract structures that reflect the rapid development in Seattle, and the iconic image of a sky scraper as the symbol of capitalism. But, by dissolving fixed form and perspective, I also evoke an imagined invisible scaffolding that holds up the universe, and an intangible essence that flows between the more familiar structures of the visible world. I also embed words into my paintings to evoke places and concepts that are not explicitly painted —hovering somewhere between poetry, painting, and maps.