Kim Trowbridge: Interview

Kim Trowbridge, Tantrum, oil on canvas, 64 x 60 inches, 2013 (courtesy of the ar
Kim Trowbridge, Tantrum, oil on canvas, 64 x 60 inches, 2013 (courtesy of the artist and Blindfold Gallery)

Jake Uitti interviews painter Kim Trowbridge about her work.

Trowbridge recalls that in her recent show Story Tell Her at Blindfold Gallery, Seattle she "created a narrative installation that invited the viewer into my process of building a visual language. This show was massively important to me because it articulated my interest in narrative and my exploration of how paintings can be situated within a contemporary context... My painting 'Tantrum' finally did spill out of me, but it wasn’t easy and it took quite a bit out of me. In fact, I was pretty far along with another body of work that was suppose to be for my Blindfold show, but I had to completely abandon that work and face this other thing, this inner tantrum… The large wooden altarpiece and flanking 'texts' were eventually necessary elements for me to be able to live with that image, to separate from it, to contextualize it so that I could move on and away from it. I was using a very historical format to deal with something utterly personal."