RACHEL KAYE ARTIST STATEMENT
The Colony will feature over 30 new paintings, drawings and sculptures by artist Rachel Kaye. Kaye's portraits and domestic interiors are sourced from photographs of high-profile women and their surrounds. The show's title references "The Colony Club," New York City's most prestigious private women's social club founded in 1903 by socialite and suffragist Florence Jaffray Harriman. For her solo show, Kaye curates her own club of powerful and beguiling women by bringing together images of revered figures from Hollywood, fashion and royalty. Rendered in a loose and whimsical style, Kaye's works extract key details from the original image to convey the subject's strong persona and opulence.
Kaye received her BFA from the California College of the Arts (2004). She has had solo shows at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2008) and Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (2007.) She has also been featured in recent group exhibitions at Gavlak Projects, West Palm Beach, FL; Dinaburg Arts LLC, New York, NY; Stinson Beach Library, Marin, CA and Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY. Kaye was previously based in San Francisco and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.