Santa Clara, CA
Katherine Levin-Lau has one of the notable South Bay portraitists for the past 20 years, often intriguing viewers with enigmatic settings that seem to be both alien and strikingly familiar. In her latest body of work she has turned her view outward, to the vast array of nature and the curious beings that inhabit it. Insects and ocupi, among others, are lavishly rendered in monotypes, as can only be executed by a master printmaker such as Levin-Lau. It is an expression of the joys of life, and as such constitute a most intriguing self-portrait of the artist's psyche and the place in which she finds herself at this particular point in her career and in her life.
Exhibition overview from museum website