KAYLA RUMPP: DYNAMIC STATIC
Hamilton Center for the Arts (Lincoln Memorial University) / 703 Brooklyn St. , Cumberland Gap, TN August 19 - October 11th
This work is inspired by the relationship between painting and sculpture, and forged from an interest in childlike materials and sensibilities. The fascination with childlike components comes from a desire to transform a material with a specific purpose. As an elementary art educator I am constantly surrounded by such materials and witness the intuitive ways children manipulate them in the classroom. Inspired by this notion, I use similar materials to manifest work that nods to the original shape of the object while creating a new context for it within a contemporary landscape.
The interactions between color, form, material, and light are integral to the work. The structure of the piece informs color based on existing shadows. I often utilize gradients to emphasize the idea that shadows and highlights contribute to the color scheme, as if it all existed within a two-dimensional plane.
Kayla Rumpp is an artist and educator living in Knoxville, TN.