Exhibition Description


Kate Silvio
40 weeks unprepared…little nightmares.
July 13 – August 17, 2013

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“Potential energy is the energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors.”

(Definition: Google)

In our lives, we are in a constant state of potential energy.

Kate Silvio’s newest body of work explores the compulsion, anxiety, and ultimate comfort achieved in preparation for the unknown.  Silvio draws from motherhood as the ultimate in the obscure, where one can find no point of reference. In the artist’s view, the weight of this potential and sense of historical continuity only increases as gestation progresses.

Silvio, previously known for her large-scale sculptural work in steel, now incorporates other materials in her search to fill physical spaces with her reflections on the most fundamental human feelings, inviting viewers to join her, once more, in her evolving exploration of the self.

Kate Silvio is an alumna of the College for Creative Studies and holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has exhibited extensively in the metro Detroit area. Recent corporate commissions include a wall installation at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, Michigan.