Paintings by Katrin Waite, at Ellenbogen Gallery
Memory never comes as a whole, right from the moment of its origin it is broken. Then it chooses its own path. When Katrin Waite paints, she captures the fragile nature of memory in its endless facets. Over the course of this ongoing pandemic, time takes its own space. “I don’t have time, it has me,” says Katrin. Time demands eternal change. It does not necessarily mean to let go. Whenever we pass a painful transformation in history, we take our memories and own stories with us. They just turn into what remains and that makes them valuable. They also turn into new experiences. In her artwork memory always has a special place. Creating art is communication and it is embedded in time in a similar way as memory. Communication and memory and time are not linear. Art is one expression to visualize or make audible the eternal interconnectivity of humans with the outside world. No matter what theme moved her to make it visual when filling a space with abstract texture, shapes and colors, Katrin always transformed her own changing and transforming memories. It opens doors for interaction. The abstract form offers the viewer an open invitation to join with his/her own memories.