March 2004: Katherine Treffinger

Katherine Treffinger, a Portland based artist, will present a body of work about the female body. Most often working from live models, Treffinger draws the human figure with charcoal, pencil, and sometimes conte. Brushed ink can appear in her work. Her style is rhythmic and intuitive, and blends skillful realistic rendering with adventurous explorations of form, line and shadow. Some times erasure and reworking may be done with the help of sandpaper. Newfound texture is imported onto the surface of the drawing and intriguing variations of the original theme appear. Some of the work is drawn upon a "weathered" collage background.