Installation is on view from February 18–May 3
About The Artist
Katherine Boxall constructs large-scale canvases that incorporate a ground of lush oil and pastels that explode with saturated color.
Boxall, who completed her MFA at San Francisco Art Institute and moved to Charlotte in the summer of 2018, creates in her west Charlotte studio, a haven for her work with acrylics, spray paint, pastels and oils. She began as a figurative painter. She gradually loosened her lines, breaking down the form of the body into broad expanses and elongated, rounded contours. Since 2018, Boxall has worked primarily in abstraction.
Look inside Charlotte-based artist Katherine Boxall’s west Charlotte studio. Boxall was the Mint’s first Constellation CLT artist of 2020, and in partnership with the Young Affiliates of the Mint, the Mint’s Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art Jen Sudul Edwards, PhD, chats with Boxall to give us a glimpse into the artist’s creative process, her striking works of art, and the studio where it all comes together.
Maple Candy, 2019. Acrylic, oil, spray paint, and pastel on canvas, 96 x 72 in. Courtesy of the artist.
Black Licorice, 2020. Acrylic, oil, and spray paint on canvas, 96 x 72 in. Courtesy of the artist.
Tread, 2020. Acrylic, oil, spray paint, and pastel on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
Burnt Bubblegum, 2018. Acrylic, oil, spray paint, and pastel on canvas, 96 x 72 in. Courtesy of the artist.
Milk IV, 2020. Acrylic, pastel, graphite, charcoal, spray paint, and oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
Pink Yeti, 2018. Fluff and pastel, 36 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.
Barbie x Rothko, 2018. Silk and vinyl, 36 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.
Ode to Yves, 2018. Dyed silk, 36 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.
Constellation CLT is designed to connect visitors of The Mint Museum with the universe of talent in the local community.
In its second year, Constellation CLT is an exhibition series designed to connect visitors to The Mint Museum with artists in our community and to activate the public spaces of the museum. The installations rotate three times per year and can be seen in four places at Mint Museum Uptown: in the entrance; at the foot of the atrium escalator; and on the landings of the Mezzanine and 4th levels.
Constellation CLT is generously supported by The Arts & Science Council.