Tide of Transition – Cathryn Mallory

September 27 – February 21, 2020.

Atrium Gallery

The great kelp forests of the Northwest are the visual and conceptual inspiration for this site-specific installation. Mallory is visually attracted to the rich tactile elements and linear qualities of kelp. Environmentally, kelp is an indicator of a healthy marine ecosystem, and she is optimistic about its potential for renewable energy and sustainable farming.

Obsessive process and materiality have always been the main emphasis in her work. Materials are selected for their aesthetic quality and formal properties, as well as their communicative power and symbolic meaning. 

Cathryn Mallory is currently a Professor and Director of the Gallery of Visual Arts for the School of Visual and Media Arts at the University of Montana-Missoula. She is currently teaching sculpture and professional practices courses. 

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