Compassion Factory     8.5 x 7.5 x 3.75     2024

                                                  HELLO ART LOVERS

Assemblage Point is my latest body comprised of mixed media assemblage paintings of factory/temples. These artworks are portals. Born out of a need to create things I require in my life and fundamental necessities for all. Art can be more than a reflection of the construct we exist within. It has power to inform and shape reality. These fetishes offer up ideas of a future. I have a list of over 44 potential factles*. I approach each one with focus and surrender to serendipity and the universal flow. Created in harmony with a greater power; perhaps my higher self. 

I see this project being workshopped to help others that are feeling small and powerless reclaim and manifest some strength and direction in their life and communities. If you have any suggestions or modalities for sharing and enhancing; please DM me. I want to teach this method of creation to empower, heal, unite, and inspire.

Arcadia Artist Residency  

Scottsdale, AZ studio installation view

Help Factory         20 x10 x 3  

letter 0 , photos, paint, epoxy, varnish on cradled wood at Alpha Gallery

Jerry Saltz in front of Red Fuji 

James Fleck collection"

Kathy Kissik incorporates her own photography with objects, collage and other materials to create works that challenge traditional  notions of perception.  Her works are  dreamscapes, whether evoking romance in the form of abundant blankets of  flowers or desire in the form of imaginary “factories” where Intangible (and sometimes elusive) notions of love, hope and peace can be made true.

Following on Kissik’s career-long interest in architecture and industry, her recent “factory” works play with the idea that anything can  be manufactured, or mass-produced, including our deepest desires.  In a similar spirit to Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) she uses her own photography as the basis for conceptualizing these  castles of industry.  Kissik refers to  these factories and “secular fetishes,” drawing into question what it is we  truly worship in our industrialized world.

Kathy Kissik received her BFA and Fifth Year Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University.  Her work has been exhibited throughout  the  U.S., Canada and Europe, and is included in numerous collections including the  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Wellington Management, the Federal Reserve Bank of  Boston and Progressive Corporation. Recent residencies include the Arcadia Artist Residency, Scottsdale, AZ ;the Banff Art Centre, Canada and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She has received numerous grants including from the Stephen King Foundation and Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

Kissik has been represented by Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA since 1993 and Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL since 2012.

Hope Factory

17.5 x 13.5 x 2 

Photos, paint, varnish, metal, epoxy

Hope was needed to make this artwork. My epoxy pour went wrong and I was left to drive a car over  the artwork in hope of reviving it. Lesson = when Hope is lost one needs Courage to regain it.    "SOLD"

Balance Factory

8.5 x 7.5 x 3.75

Salvage chrome number 0, photos, levels, epoxy, varnish, paint, plastic.

We are all seeking balance in these crazy fast paced times. This artwork manifested quickly - a gift. DM

Courage Factory

58 x 36 x 3

Photos, galvanized steel, spray paint, foam, hardware, cardboard, plastic, epoxy, varnish on cradled wood

I am not sure if all hope must be lost to have courage or if courage is needed to have Hope. I do know these 2 qualities are kin. DM

Big Dream Factory

16 x 16 x 4

Repurposed chrome letter I, photos, paint, graphite, found metal, empty space, epoxy, varnish on cradled wood. at Robert Fontaine Gallery 

We all need a dream and this artwork poured through me as the first in the series. It features a horizontal letter "I" as an altar. White torus entry points permeate the surfaces waiting for manifestations under the blue cloud.

Love Factory

12.5 x 12.5 x 4

Constructed from salvaged chrome letter L's, photos, epoxy, varnish, ink. Love Factory reflects inward and radiates outward. It is the energy of the earth created through spiritual resonance. "SOLD"

Vitality Factory

16 x 16 x 4

Repurposed chrome letter I, paint, hardware, ink,  wood,  varnish, epoxy, shadows on cradled wood. at Robert Fontaine Gallery 

Produces life force with health and vigor. The I serves as an altar, anthropomorphic qualities merge with bodily shadows forming a union with the viewer.

 For a limited time I am accepting commissions. Fill out a contact form and together we can create  something you need.

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