Marty Walker Gallery




Kathy Webster’s sleek sculptures capture the sparkly twinkle of desire, suggesting lust, fetishization, and raw power. Webster’s amorphous fiberglass pieces are carefully airbrushed with layers of glittering automotive paint. The shapes, vaguely familiar but seemingly alien, are enlarged from product packaging blister-packs, sometimes referenced in her titles, such as Coates and Clark from a compact sewing kit.

Critic Charissa Terranova noted that they are “…objects that evoke rather than literally represent automotive form.” Hung on a pristine white wall, Webster’s sculptures act as totems of seduction, comment on car customization culture, and question gender identity. Her work most closely relates to Californian and Light and Space artist, Craig Kauffman, who, along with Peter Alexander, Ron Cooper, Robert Irwin, Helen Pashgian, and De Wain Valentine experimented with the luminous and prismatic effects of vacuum form resins and plastics in the 1960s and 70s.

Kathy Webster received her BFA and MFA from Texas Christian University. In 2011, Webster was one of the founders of Brand10 and AndX, both not-for-profit venues for the presentation of contemporary work in Fort Worth. Webster lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas.

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