The work of recent Maine Media College MFA graduate, Kim DePaul, kicks off the 2011 season at the Maine Media Gallery in Rockport Village. Creating collage and assemblage incorporating Kallitypes, tintype, inkjet and photo transfer, Kim explores a long kept family secret in her thesis project, “Between the Lines.”
Kim explains, “My process begins with a collection of elements: memories, imagery, writing, objects. I see the layering of paper and photographs as being similar to the way our mind organizes memory at different depths, over one another, constantly shifting. It is in this layering and relayering, the combining and recombining, the telling and retelling that I finally understand that I am no longer telling my family’s stories that were hidden away eighty years ago, I am telling my story.”
Howard Greenberg, Chair of MMC’s MFA program, comments, “The faculty encouraged Kim to think of herself as an artist first and to utilize the photographic medium as a means to her specific aims. Kim quickly went on to produce highly original and evocative narrative pieces, rich in appearance and imbued with layered meaning. Her development in the program wonderfully reflects one of the primary goals of the MFA program: To hold above concerns external to the individual artist, his or her unique visual voice.”
This Maine Media Gallery exhibition runs from April 5 through May 1 with an artist’s reception April 29 from 6:30 – 8 pm. To learn more about Kim’s work, visit the Maine Media Gallery and Kim’s website, kkdepaul.