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Jasper Presents Kathryn Van Aernum's Common Ground at Anastasia & Friends

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The Jasper Project is delighted to guest host the August show at Anastasia & Friends and welcomes artist Kathryn Van Aernum as our featured artist.

Please join us on First Thursday for the traditional opening of the exhibit and throughout the month of August during gallery hours.

Common Ground: Artist Statement

Common: belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group. 

Common: widespread, general, ordinary

The photographs in Common Ground focus on human-made surfaces, such as pavement, asphalt, cobblestones, concrete etc., with attention paid specifically to the abstract “paintings” created on these ordinary surfaces by the interaction of time, weather and humans. 

All the artificial terrains portrayed have one thing in common: facilitating human flow and interaction, with some reaching back as far as the 2nd millennium BC. 

The locations represented are as widespread as the Carolinas, Ohio, and Greece; the latter
connecting us to our shared origins in Western Civilization

Kathryn Van Aernum

Kathryn Van Aernum’s subjects range from the mundane to the sublime, and she continues to cultivate a sense of spaciousness in her photography. The elements of design: harmony, balance and rhythm present themselves to Kathryn almost subconsciously, allowing her to capture a moment that transports the viewer into their own minds, memories and dreams. 

Ms. Van Aernum holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Visual Arts from Naropa University, the premier educational institution combining contemplative practice with academic rigor. While photography is her main medium, she is also an accomplished watercolorist, mixed media and book artist. As a creativity coach she works with professionals who have buried their creative soul in the daily grind, helping them reclaim creative confidence so they can thrive at work and beyond. 

Her work has appeared in juried competitions, group and solo exhibits, in Key West, FL; Boulder, CO; Fort Collins, CO; Ann Arbor, MI; and Columbia, Spartanburg and Lake
City, SC and is in many private collections throughout the US.