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Kat Flyn
The American Way

2020

$7,500

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assemblage sculpture: vintage wood boxes containing 20 vintage handmade & painted wood toy game men, vintage handheld dexterity game that reads “The American Way – Liberty and Justice for All”. "Social stratification, a system where cultural status is arranged in levels, is an aspect of many societies. Ours is not an exception. Despite America's promise of being a classless society, we have historically ranked people in a hierarchy based on the color of their skin. That's the American Way." KAT FLYN is a self-taught assemblage artist working presently out of San Diego. She began her career as a costume designer in Southern California. Over the years she amassed a trove of artifacts and collectables which she began using to create assemblage art in the 1990's. In 2000 she sold her business and moved to Cuyamaca, a remote community in the mountains outside of San Diego to devote herself exclusively to her artwork. In 2003 her work was interrupted when the Cedar Fire swept through San Diego county and destroyed the forest, her home & studio along with almost all of her collections and works of art. Following the fire she relocated to San Francisco, where she spent a decade concentrating on her art in her studio in SOMA and exhibiting at galleries in the Bay Area. In 2015 she returned to San Diego and now works out of her studio in La Jolla, exhibiting there and in Los Angeles. Kat Flyn refers to herself as an Assemblage Sculptor and her works as Political Art or Protest Art. She separates herself from other assemblage artists in that she only employs “saved” as opposed to “found” objects in her work; and her pieces always have a political or cultural narrative to them rather than being surreal or abstract. She also constructs or refashions many of the pieces which she uses in her art – a soft drink box into a tenement building (Affordable Housing 2017), a jewelry box into a wheel chair (Last Lily Foot 2016), an old shoe shine box into a hearse (Katrina 2018). The result is her work is closer in appearance to Folk Art than Assemblage Art.

Details

  • Creator
    Kat Flyn (1946, American)
  • Creation Year
    2020
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU10526071342

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