JUST BEYOND THE HORIZON
Katie O’Sullivan’s provocative paintings challenge typical notions of feminine beauty. Gritty yet enchanting, her self-assured figures are outward expressions of innermost feelings. Struggles, joys and fears are exposed through abstract mark making, muted colors and shadowy forms; the resulting figures are primitive and animalistic yet retain their femininity with exaggerated anatomy and sensuality. Full of wonder, drama, sadness and bliss, O’Sullivan’s paintings are exalted visions of the female experience.