Kathleen McCloud Meta Tourist

Kathleen Mccloud Meta Tourist August 24 - September 6 2018

Opening reception August 24th 5-7PM 707 Canyon Rd Santa Fe New Mexico 87501


Meta-Tourist tracks my recent experience in India as an artist-in-residence. It is based on the premise that we are all travelers on the tour of a lifetime, one of 7.5 billion people on a planet 4.5 billion years old.

The cycle of turning and returning continues a theme throughout my work, most recently highlighted in a water rights residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2016.

The project I proposed for my work in India in 2016 for a printmaking residency at the Chhaap FD in Baroda, Gujarat, focused on Mahatma Gandhi and the practice of non-violent protest. After several weeks of work and touring local sites, forts and temples, I began to incorporate different cycles related to turning and returning: including those of invasions, occupiers, protection, defense, rebellion and underlying layers of cultural exchange at the Meta-Level, even while trade and commerce hummed along and cows grazed in their own cycles. Like many U.S. tourists, I was seeking a new perspective on my own country due to our recent cycles of power. Like Gandhi’s spinning wheel and the wheel at the center of the Indian flag, this work has spun together points of connection through contact with materials and the art making process, throughout the exploration of these larger themes.

Monotype and drypoint etching, collage, large figurative paper constructions, and paintings were the result of these ongoing explorations. Much of the work is printed on handmade cotton rag paper made from garment industry scraps at a small factory in Rajasthan. The factory and the work embody the cycling and turning that I continually respond to, where the paper is made from a set of cotton plants grown in India. The plants are spun into thread, woven into fabric, pulverized, pressed, dried and reincarnated into paper--and shipped to the USA via India Post, in a cycle of return and cultural exchange. - Kathleen McCloud


Tour Guide of the Interiority Complex, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Tour Guide of the Interiority Complex, 2018

75 x 38 in

$9,500.00

The Tailor, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

The Tailor, 2018

monoprint on kozo pape

$1,500.00

And life goes on , 2018
Kathleen McCloud

And life goes on , 2018

monoprint on Indian cotton rag blue paper

24 x 18 in

$2,100.00

Wish You Were Here, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Wish You Were Here, 2018

Lithograph on khadi cloth, vintage metallic thread, cotton embroidery floss

31 x 31 in

$1,500.00

Turn the Wheel. “There is no way to peace; there is only peace.” , 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Turn the Wheel. “There is no way to peace; there is only peace.” , 2018

68 x 38 in

$9,500.00

Meet you at the Roundabout with Birds, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Meet you at the Roundabout with Birds, 2018

monoprint on Kozo paper, with antique Indian paper, collage.

20 x 12 in

$1,500.00

And you see you’re really very small, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

And you see you’re really very small, 2018

monoprint on Indian cotton rag blue paper

24 x 18 in

$2,100.00

Wonder Lust, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Wonder Lust, 2018

Lithograph on khadi cloth, vintage metallic thread

31 x 31 in

$1,500.00

There And Back , 2018
Kathleen McCloud

There And Back , 2018

oil based ink monoprint on indian made cotton rag paper

37 x 26 in

$3,100.00

Road trip west, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Road trip west, 2018

Indian rag paper, monoprint /collograph, with indigo dyed silk embroidery (with traditionalNewMexico colcha stitch) on silk.

17 x 8 in

$1,150.00

Get your Gandhi on 1, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Get your Gandhi on 1, 2018

monoprint with dry point etching on Indian cotton rag paper

8 x 10 in

$800.00

You Are Here, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

You Are Here, 2018

oil based monoprint construction

42 x 45 in

$5,000.00

Embroidered Moon, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Embroidered Moon, 2018

monoprint on Indian cotton rag paper

11.50 x 13.50 in

$1,100.00

Within you, without you, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Within you, without you, 2018

monoprint on Indian cotton rag blue paper

24 x 18 in

$2,100.00

Get your Gandhi on 2, 2018
Kathleen McCloud

Get your Gandhi on 2, 2018

monoprint with dry point etching on Indian cotton rag paper

8 x 10 in

$800.00

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